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gun shot wound
GSW 16
oil on panel
12" x 12" x 2"

Begun in 2008, the GSW series is inspired by the popular fascination with criminal forensics in the media while echoing nineteenth century poetic notions found in Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. Painted in an expressive style with both palette knife and brush, these artworks depict gun shot wounds as today's flowers of evil in order to reveal a difficult beauty.