Thoreau opined that ” the best works of art are the expressions of mans struggle to free himself from this condition”. In this perfectly balanced painting Berlin uses more modern materials to explore this philosophy. These are times of social upheaval and the world is rapidly changing. There are no certainties any more but the people cry out for reassurance and a semblance of normality. This piece echoes this socio-political message and analyses it in todays new context of global fragility.

Acrylic on canvas

48" x 36"

2020