19th Avenue San Francisco

From my photograph of 19th Avenue going through San Francisco.  It may not be done, but then this is referred to as artists discretion. Since I was conjured, born and raised in San Francisco I will need to get back there and take more pictures to paint. Have  a potential idea or two in my minds eye, which I could possibly attempt, but for now it is foggy.

This is oil on canvas 16×20. 20161029_170138

Plato’s Cave

Final new Platos CaveFox News of its time, this is my finished version of Plato’s Cave.

Okay this is my second Plato’s Cave. Those of you who know the analogy of Plato’s Cave could possibly help me figure out what they are forced to look at as captive audience. I decided with the Donky, Dollar, Elephant theme. We as captives are  forced to watch. Does anyone have any other ideas of what they as we are forced to watch, this is my view of our so called two parties?  I have conjured other options, but so far like this one.

As you can see, I included the one person who got away leaving the cave for the rest of the world, in the upper right.  Any comments or feedback will be appreciated.

Allegory of Plato’s Cave

Synopsis:

Chained individuals in the dark forced to look ahead at a blank wall in a cave where shadow images are displayed on the wall from a fire behind them, images controlled by fire tenders.

This wall and shadows are all the chained individuals know of the world. One day a chained individual gets loose and escapes to wander to the surface and sees the sun and the real world as green and blue not just black and orange. Feeling sorry for his chained comrades the free individual goes back into the dark of the cave and has trouble seeing in the dark but attempts to explain to his comrades the wonders of the real world. The chained comrades feel threatened by his story and believe it is a lie and would kill him for trying to change the world they know.

Artist view, Plato’s Cave is a metaphor for US and the world fed propaganda by the Establishment Mass Media.

 

Carob

I painted this sometime ago and what is annoying I had posted this and other art works here which appear to be missing?  Anyway this is one of my first expressionist works when I did not even know what expressionist was. 18×24  oil on canvas, it is sold. Carab