Water :::: 2020

This is an acrylic painting that I did during one of the most difficult moments of my life. I was living in a minivan in downtown LA and my lover and I had no more money to keep renting the van. I went into a coffee shop and painted this… trying to hold back tears… I named it “water”…

Now I reflect upon this piece, it represents so much to me. The bottom left is my mother and that archetypical “mother” of the planet, the black represents all the aspects of the modern era that are weighing heavily upon us – oil-fueled greed – the lines in the center immediately call up “fracking” of the earth and the rest of the ways we’re over-consuming resources.

This piece has miraculously survived and the acrylic painting is still in my possession, against all odds. I have decided to modify it a bit digitally and tokenize it on OpenSea:

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Max Osiris