Oil on Canvas
24" X 36"
"Weird Fishes" came to me in a dream, but it is also an expression of my thoughts on war and how stupid I think it is. The goldfish, who are dumb innocent creatures, are swimming around aimlessly in a dangerous environment, a tank of knives. I guess in this painting the fish are the soldiers. The red white and blue gum balls clumped together represent America, a country that innocent kids go to fight for when they're not even old enough to have a beer, yet they are old enough to hold a gun and make the decision to kill people over power or greed or religion. The gum ball machine is a childhood toy, representing innocence which is about to be lost.