“The Dollar, Thistle and Bomb”

Original Oil Painting

Oil on Canvas

52cm x 77cm (56cm x 81cm including frame)

Created 2021

This painting is framed in a bespoke wooden frame, is ready to hang and will come with a signed Certificate Of Authenticity. 

The painting will be professionally packaged, tracked and insured during delivery and delivery is free.

If you have any questions about this artwork please contact James on 0044 7551616352 or by email james@jamesearleyartist.com

“The war in The Yemen has seen as of 2021 18,400 civilians killed and remains the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. In 2021 over two thirds of the population of The Yemen requires food assistance”  Human Rights Watch 2021

I remember the headline of a Time Magazine cover showing a US soldier in Iraq with the headline “What Will It Take To Win”. I immediately thought of the real victims of war, the civilians and in particular the children. I thought of the brave children of the Yemen who have lived through this relentless war since 2014.

I wanted to show the devastation of the bombing in this picture and I wanted to show the bomb itself next to the young Yemeni girl having just fallen from the aeroplane above. A closer look at the aeroplane sees a paper aeroplane, a dollar and tells us the real reason of war. Yet below a thistle grows, its beauty is only matched by its strength just like the people of The Yemen

“The Dollar, Thistle and Bomb” was part of the acclaimed and important exhibition “A Canvas Of Courage” which was organised by Artvocate and Amnesty International in London in 2023.

“The Dollar, Thistle and Bomb” is also available as a signed limited edition print, please see the “War and Conflict” series on the limited edition print section of the website.

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