UNSEEN FORCES #12
Acrylic on canvas by Unknown
Acquired by Scott Wilson from trash
This disturbing work "makes an offer you can't refuse". The chilling, matter-of-fact manner in which the subject presents the severed head to us is a poignant reminder of just how numb we have become. The understated violence implicit in the scene speaks volumes on our own desensitization, our society's reflexive use of force, and the artist's inability to deal with the hindquarters of the animal.
Alas, one day reason and honor will return to our nation's capital, and the need for bad art will slip away. But until then, enjoy!