Mixed media. Paper, oil pencil, sauce, sepia.
The idea behind this masterpiece were poppy gatherers in Afghanistan. The intriguing part is that they were doing so in white robes. The heads of the poppies were cut off and a white liquid flowed out. Then they would darken. The contrast between the colors of black and white are pleasing to the eye. To some people, the idea of opium is a healing from pain, but to some it is the mindset of a dark hell. While I was creating this piece, i was searching for a purpose and idea for it. I was wanting to express darkness and emotional pain.
I wanted to express this state of mind, tragedy.