Wednesday, January 21, 2015

papua new guinea



house paint on paper
4ft x  6ft
2015


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Rohingya Elder


Rohingya Elder
Myanmar 
housepaint on paper
48" x 64"
2015

The Rohingya people remain one of the most persecuted ethnic groups on the planet. While attempting to flee persecution in Rakhine State in Myanmar, many young people become victims of human trafficking on their way to Thailand. To stay in Myanmar means living in essentially a apartheid state under Buddhist extremists. The approximately 800,000 Rohingyas living there are denied citizenship or even resident alien status. They cannot work , their children cannot attend schools and they are denied even humanitarian aid as the government blocks attempts by doctors without borders to set up health clinics for them. 

here is a recent article about attempts to flee persecution
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/12802-trafficked-rohingya-die-in-thailand.html

here is another article which documents how other Muslims reject this group of people as they try to seek refuge in Thailand
https://www.dvb.no/news/local-thai-muslims-reject-rohingya-migrants-burma-myanmar/47334

Monday, January 5, 2015

Web Store LAunch!


I've finally launched a new webstore
where i have available some old favorites
like Smokey No Fracking t-shirts on sale for $15


i also have a limited time offer to the first 10 people to order a print of the below painting
at a steep discount!





Sunday, December 7, 2014

This Stops Today




New York is Ferguson, Ferguson is Everywhere. End Police Impunity. Convict Cops who murder and abuse people. Indict the System.

Black Lives Matter


Monday, December 1, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Myanmar Citizens


Succulent Studios show: "Depth of a Substance"
The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from the North Rakhine State in western Burma. Over the past forty years, the Burmese government has systematically stripped over 1 million Rohingya of their citizenship. Recognized as one of the most oppressed ethnic groups in the world, the Rohingya are granted few social, economic and civil rights. They are subjected to forced labor, arbitrary land seizure, religious persecution, extortion, the freedom to travel, and the right to marry. Because of the abuse they endure in Burma, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled Burma to seek sanctuary in neighboring Bangladesh. In the refugee camps along the south east coast where they settle, most are not recognized as refugees and are considered illegal economic migrants. Unwanted and unwelcome, they receive little or no humanitarian assistance and are vulnerable to exploitation and harassment. In recent years, the Rohingya have paid brokers to smuggle them by boat from Bangladesh to Malaysia and even beyond to Australia, sparking the attention of governments throughout the region.
(summary taken from photographer No Direction Home who also gets source photo credit for the smaller painting)


Rohingya Child
Oil & Acrylics on Paper & Wood
96" x 36"
2014



15 year old Rohingya girl from Burma
Oil on Mylar
42" x 48"
2014


Friday, November 7, 2014

Rohingya

Rohingya Girl
Oil on Mylar
38" x 42"
The Rohingyas are a Muslim minority from the North Rakhine State in western Burma. Over the past forty years, the Burmese government has systematically stripped over 1 million Rohingya of their citizenship. Recognized as one of the most oppressed ethnic groups in the world, the Rohingya are granted few social, economic and civil rights. They are subjected to forced labor, arbitrary land seizure, religious persecution, extortion, the freedom to travel, and the right to marry. Because of the abuse they endure in Burma, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled Burma to seek sanctuary in neighboring Bangladesh. In the refugee camps along the south east coast where they settle, most are not recognized as refugees and are considered illegal economic migrants. Unwanted and unwelcome, they receive little or no humanitarian assistance and are vulnerable to exploitation and harassment. In recent years, the Rohingya have paid brokers to smuggle them by boat from Bangladesh to Malaysia and even beyond to Australia, sparking the attention of governments throughout the region.