This painting depicts the god of war, Ares.
Ares is shown casually holding a prank gun, as if he does not comprehend the severity of conflict. It hints that perhaps he considers war a game, a power move to further his own agenda.
This piece comments on how those in positions of power treat conflict like a game of chess, with no regard for the violence and suffering that is experienced by both civilians and soldiers.
In this piece, the artist is encouraging us to oppose any authority that permits others to suffer the turmoil of war without attempting to resolve conflict via peaceful means.
Ares At War
TITLE: Ares At War
SIZE: 80cm x 115cm
MEDIUM: Oil paint on canvas