Riven – 2024

ArtRiven – 2024

Riven – 2024

Acrylic painting on split canvasses under red perspex. H97.5 x W84.5 cm

The wrath of the ultra-right government of Israel in response to, and as reprisal for the horrendous and murderous Hamas attack in Israel designated territory on 7th October 2023 is, by any comparative accepted standard of modern warfare, inordinately vengeful. The military incursion into the densely populated and segregated Gaza zone of Israel, where Palestinians are relegated to live, has had catastrophic consequences for the civilian population. Tens of thousands of non-combatant fatalities and untold numbers of wounded (estimated at over 60,000) attest to the aggrieved aggression of the Israeli Defence Force. The wanton destruction by bombing, of homes and their perceived foe’s infrastructure has been on a gigantic scale – with the resultant displacement of hundreds of thousands of residents and the looming threat of famine. By all verifiable accounts there has been total and callous disregard for the sanctity of human life of the civilian population of Gaza. No-one is spared the death delivering effects of high-tech assault weaponry applied (relatively) indiscriminately. The only comparison that comes to mind is the razing of Warsaw in 1944…

Riven – 2024
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