July 21, 2017


I just completed this painting, The US Embassy in Iraq, 24 x 48 inches, acrylic and mixed media on canvas. It is an arial view of the super huge and super expensive US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. It is the largest embassy in the world and rivals the size of the Vatican. It initially cost $750 million dollars to build and continues to cost about $2 billion a year to operate and maintain, all courtesy of American tax payers. The painting has a very subtle gradated background of color ranging from blue to peach to pink. It is layered with many magazine clippings, layers of color, image transfers and charcoal. The buildings and walls are cut out of magazine paper and painted over for a understated effect. This painting is for sale, please contact me if you are interested.