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Intersection 2000, Acrylic on Canvas 72" x 120" 1996

Approaching the year of nineteen ninety six, I was having a series of dreams very different then some others. Through these dreams, the picture became clear for me to paint (without abstraction), Intersection 2000.

Where are we going?

Looking at the world in the middle of the intersection that splits the canvas into three segments of blues and symbols, one should wonder where the world is headed to. Looking to the right of the canvas, small fires and three small crosses represent crucifixion and the wars of the past.

On the upper left side are peace and love. The bottom left are a bunch of nuclear mushrooms and graves yard. In both this painting and our world, we left with two choices,

"PEACE" or Nuclear Mushrooms.
Nuclear Mushrooms = Destruction.

The world is still at the intersection: where do we go, are we going for peace or destruction?

The collective spirit of humanity needs to balance itself so all humanity can live in peace.

-Carlo Thertus

 

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