Oil on panel
8.5 x 10.5 in / 22 x 27cm
Summer of Blood
Acrylic, paper, sinew on canvas
24x24in / 61x61cm
I was shaken awake by the murders in the Pulse Nightclub early that June. All summer the news was been full of bombings, shootings, murders. I made this work, tallying the lives taken. It came from a sense of gut-wrenching shock and horror. The paper stitched to the canvas is my baggage tag from Anaturk airport to Montreal, earlier that month.
Romantic representations of powerpoles, microwave towers and other urban sentinels.