Tag: middle east

I really cannot add anything to Mark Levine's Aljazeera coverage of the current trend of violence and murder in Iraq directed against young people who like and express the emo sub-culture and music.  It is a strongly anti-gay campaign as Levine says in this article, orchestrated by criminal values - ...Read more>

21 March 2012 |


I want to share this remarkable album. I haven't been following the heavy metal scene myself for some years, but was really impressed by this book and CD project of heavy metal Islam by Mark Levine.  That cross-cultural nature of art and music ...Read more>

25 February 2012 |


Within the last 72 hours, soldier's cheered the closing of the gates and the end of the Iraq War which has destroyed more than the lives of nearly 4,840 soldiers (4,500 American) plus a conservatively reported 100,000 Iraqi lives.
It destroyed our trust in our capacity to overcome our nature. ...Read more>

19 December 2011 |

Without a doubt, al-Awlaki was not a man of peace. In a current Politico article on the latest targeted killing by US drones, all the questions that disturb me about drone warfare are asked, but regrettably not answered with respect to the lessons of ...Read more>

2 October 2011 |

I realised that this painting has not been posted in my Visual Diary so here it is. It is a small canvas (20x20cm) called Kandahar Kandy , and is a companion piece to Nothing Like A Drone (both Feb 2011 completed). I merged a Hollywood character ...Read more>

26 August 2011 |

Tikkun daily ( Tikkun magazine's daily blog) interviewed me about my art and, as always with good interviews, made me think better about my painting and how (and why) I go about what I do. Please take the time to visit and read their high ...Read more>

19 July 2011 |


My painting And Starring Benyamin Netanyahu as Norman Maine uses the main characters from the 1950s musical A Star is Born as metaphor for the current relationship between America (Esther) and Israel (Norman). It was very much a personal ...Read more>

29 April 2010 |

Completed painting "Angels and Pears" [pictured]

Acrylic paint, screenprint and gold leaf on canvas. Several layers of print here. The leaf is applied on the pears and crosses.

It's part of a contemplation on the role of Spirit in the peace process that came out of several sketches I ...Read more>

24 September 2009 |

A lot of the issues which have arisen since Obama's Egyptian speech reminded me of the prophetic silence of the 'Sibyl of Cumae' (Roman prophesies, Homeric stories, Virgil's Aeneid VI etc). It is exploring the role of prophesy in modern political life.

Lately I have been thinking about ...Read more>

26 August 2009 |



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