Internment camps

"And whatsoever you do unto the least of my brothers, you do unto me." Bible

This is one of the complex collection of thoughts that forced me to attempt the Internment Camp Series.

These abstract works have vague references to people although the spirit or soul is often all I see. The composition comes from aerial photos the periphery of which I transfer literally to the picture. The abstraction relays my uneasiness with the reality of the camps: 1 million or 60 million executions? The numbers are so staggering, they are incomprehensible. Are they Jews, Chinese, homosexuals, resistance fighters, mentally impaired, children? I need to make sure the titles are explanatory--Auschwitz, Russian Gulag, Labor Camp #26 North Korea, Utah, etc. Then the chill sets in.

All pieces are 40" x 48"  oil stick, 2012-2014.

WW-II-Auschwitz-Birkenau-Extermination-camp
Russian-Gulag
German-concentration-camp-WW-II-Majdanek
Gulag-Museum-Stalin-eara-Perm-36-strict regime camp
N-Korea-Camp-1-Present-day-Kaechon
Dachau-WW-II
N-Korea-Labor-Camp-25-Kaechon-present-day
Japanese-internment-camp-in-US-WW-II-Topaz-Utah
North-Korea-labor-camp--present-day-Haengyoun
Unit-736-PingFang-in-China-run-by-Japanese-World War II

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