Oil and gel medium on canvass.
600 × 1500mm framed.
We now fast forward 2 minutes where the neighbour has come over, maybe to apologise or maybe to complain about the broken fence. Either way the farmers grief has turned to anger, fuelled by the loss and possibly bolstered by his wife who stands by his side. Although now she finds herself restraining him from potential violence rather than comforting him, as she had done seconds before. The neighbour, even if he had any remorse in his heart, responds to the farmers angst with equal hostility. The sky darkens in the background and the smoke emenating from the farmhouse has ceased. We, as the observer, are apart of the scene as the woman holds our gaze, as she did in the first panel, almost appealing for help.
The anger and misunderstanding between men leads us again to the brink of war.