mixed media (scrap wood, pigeon poker, oven-bake clay, bee’s wax)
The boxes represent two different situations, one being my perspective of missing a friend amid distractions (in this case material), and the hole before the one character on the right shows them falling into a writhing mass of bodies (self consumption) where there is a skull in the background as a fractured mosaic. Skulls are traditional symbols for mortality. The continuous-line drawn pigeons are done in bloody red. Pigeons are dirty city birds that act pompous and righteous, and the fingers are symbolizing something small, what my friend had referred to as his little problem. This piece came after an argument about the severity of using oxycontin and heroin.