February 17th, 2011
These five paintings explore various concepts relating to terrorism and religious fundamentalism. Like many people since 9/11, I have been haunted by the complexities of the so called "War on Terror", and issues that as a Westerner, I find it hard to make sense of. I reject self-censorship and political correctness and acknowledge that some people might find these images controvertial. Art, however, should reflect one's internal struggle and debate, and I do not paint with the purpose of being racist or discriminatory, but do affirm my own Western value system in condemenation of won which appears to me to be often destructive and oppressive.