Oil on CanvasSniper Fire, Midwest Mall. Sheriffs and EMT race to safety with shooting victim.Part of “The Law Enforcement Series”, Sparhawk Traveling Exhibit
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POWERFUL AND DISTURBING IMAGE, TELLS THE STORY OF MADNESS SO WELL. REALLY LIKE YOUR WORK AND ITS DIVERSITY
Thank you, Kevin. Been delighted to see your work and read of your adventuresome life. And yes, everything’s interesting to me. The world’s madness seems to be the normal, does it not. I wanted to do a painting of the emergency aspect, the picking up the pieces after a rampage.
Amazing, powerful work Barbara….you are a true master!
Busy at any rate, and trying to touch on things that disturb and/or thrill me. Thank you Penny for what you’ve said.
Bursting with action. So atmospheric!
I was trying, with this group of paintings, to bring vitality to the work they do which is sweaty and dangerous and rough and real people do that job. Thanks for your good words.
such an important series in your career, the action and movement are alive with the brushwork, beautifully done with the victim in the centre and the diagonal in the background getting left behind as the officers run forward. The paintings confirms the madness and awful tragedy that is so unbelievably real in the lives of so many.
Thank you, rosepepper. There are a lot of maniacs in the world.I had a truly interesting experience with exhibiting this group of paintings. In most gallery shows, people stand back (unless they’re painters and want to see brushstroke and color up close like me) and gaze, or study, but generally speaking it’s from a distance. These were up in the FBI headquarters in NYC for about four months. The only one-person show they ever had and in their inner-office hallways; same was true at Quantico. I was there for a visit every now and then, and when the agents addressed the paintings it was ZOOM almost nose to canvas, like they knew it intimately and wanted in. It was, I must say, a very fine experience for an artist to witness.
your art is great Barbara, powerful and moving
Thanks so much, Tony. There is something thrilling about seeing people who know how to operate smart in the middle of a crisis. A million things to consider, all the training coming into play.
Truly wonderful….My husband is a paramedic, and of course, this gets me…well done….
Thanks so much, once more, Ginger. The paramedics are a fantastic group of heroes. Totally alert, superbly functional and practical. I’m just finishing up a calendar of law enforcement paintings that will be posted on my zazzle site, www.zazzle.com/buccaneer. Thanks again for all you write.
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