DINNER AT THE REFUGEE CAMP
'GASINCI' - CROATIA

Oil on canvas
48" x 72"


 

There were five thousand people, mostly women, children and elderly - sick, scared and hungry - in the camp that night. There was enough food for only half of them, but it was not the dinner that was important: it was that feeling of fear, anxiety and loneliness that hurt so much. Their eyes, faces and hands are showing how and what they felt at that moment. Their inner thoughts and illusions are shown in transparent blue.

Detail I
The grandmother's (on right) mind is on her granddaughter, will she ever see her again?

Detail II
The artsist, prominent in his white beard, tells stories about Excaliber and Pegasus to occupy the children, whilst himself longing for the power to make things better.