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After the Flood
posted: March 24, 2009
Recent illustration for the National Labor Federation. Subject is the disaster in disaster relief. Katrina, and other major events have exposed the failure of the Government's ability to address these crises. The stock market rallied yesterday, but that crisis was manmade. The other events/crises quite often end up going begging, and relying on charity. In some ways I felt the image kinda describes the landscape on a couple of levels.
7 comments
David Flaherty March 24, 2009
Wow, that guy's been working out! Nice piece!
Doug Fraser March 24, 2009
that's a working class hero, Dave. Thanks.
Roberto Parada March 24, 2009
Doug, This is very intense. Right down to the anatomy. Beautiful job.
Cathleen Toelke March 25, 2009
I love this. It's emotionally powerful, and I love the distinct contrast between the rendering of the sky and water and that of the figures.
Doug Fraser March 25, 2009
Thanks Cathleen. I wanted the figures to be sculptural, and large in the foreground. The devastated landscape is gray, and helicopter is to highlight the inadequate, and voyeuristic response of the larger world.
Drew Friedman March 25, 2009
Your work is always great.
Mark McBride April 23, 2009
Very powerful moving image. Both hard and beutiful to look at.
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