SHAME
Tempera / Pastel
9" x 12"


The colors in this painting are symbolic. Blue sky represents freedom; the white dove the symbol of peace and hope. The black bird, the symbol of misfortune and bad luck, represents the bad on each of the warring sides. It is surrounded by yellow, the distrust and disloyalty that fuels the war. Red is the color of shame, the shame felt upon the return of peace which is seen drawing ever closer.