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Hairy wolf
08-31-2019, 10:31 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/31-Aug-2019/1397618-94883525-587E-4A48-BF2A-5DFF5226E957.jpeg

Acrylics on paper.
I posted it a while ago in the acrylics forum.

KreativeK
08-31-2019, 10:43 AM
I'm mad over this! Wow. Such dramatic colors used to support emotion. What size?

Hairy wolf
08-31-2019, 11:17 AM
Thanks a ton, Kay!!
It's around 15"X13"

theBongolian
08-31-2019, 12:24 PM
I like the tactile quality of this. No doubt the artist gone mad was an abstract expressionist.

birdhs
08-31-2019, 11:25 PM
MAD you dare call me?
I proudly thrust out my chest at you, I scoff.
MAD you dare call me?
I stand here, unafraid to speak.
I paint what I feel.
Is that MADNESS?

My eyes BULGE?
Brain full of pain, ready to burst.
My eyes BULGE?
Did you not cry for children in cages?
While the jailers count their silver,
the babies sleep on their silver.

I am a HUNCHBACK you say?
Over the boards I stand creating.
I am a HUNCHBACK you say?
Paintings filled with a father's tear for his babies,
Babies torn away by gringos, poliza, ice.

SMILE! you say, you taunt. I SNARL!
You call humans by just a label.
SMILE! you say, you taunt. I SNARL!
Deportees, but to you they have no names, dreams, hopes.
You are paid your pieces of silver to throw them out.
How do you sleep at night?

My ears? Now you call me Alfred E?
I hear all the cries, the pleas the begging for their babies.
My ears? Now you call me Alfred E?
You have no ears, you must have a deaf heart.
Better to hear than to turn away.

You think I am too mad to CARE?
I have lost the ability to shed tears, true.
You think I am too mad to CARE?
My heart pumps tears that never stop.
Night and day, never a moment's peace.

MAD you dare call me?
Yes, I am furious for the money spent on a wall.
MAD you dare call me?
Money that could be used for helping not hurting
MAD you dare call me?
Crazy? Because I see that the emperor has no clothes, or decency or heart?
SAD is what I truly am.
SAD that the chosen one is just an orange clown, hollow, dead inside.
Perhaps I am not the MAD ONE. perhaps it is him.

greggo

trufflecat
09-01-2019, 01:03 AM
ouch! Just how I feel sometimes.
Powerful image.

jimwhalen
09-03-2019, 06:23 PM
As Susan said, very powerful image. Thanks for the poem, Greggo.

Hairy wolf
09-05-2019, 02:51 AM
Thank you all!
Greggo, you added so much meaning!! Oh man! So many thanks to you!

Artchrispy
09-05-2019, 09:51 PM
That's a high energy portrait! He does have an authentic expression of madness in the eyes. Hopefully he can calm himself down :) Serenity now, serenity now, serenity now.

Hairy wolf
09-07-2019, 01:53 AM
Yeah, Christopher, you summed it up pretty well.
Thank you.

laf.art
09-08-2019, 12:26 PM
I know exactly how he feels. Great expression here. Great words Greggo

artBecks
09-10-2019, 10:55 AM
That awkward moment when you realize the palette knife is sharp enough to hurt somebody

Hairy wolf
09-13-2019, 03:50 AM
Laf, much obliged.
Becks, 😆😁

ShaunGamache
09-18-2019, 03:34 PM
Love the eyes

bhindi
09-19-2019, 02:02 PM
Are you showing us the mirror?

Hairy wolf
09-19-2019, 03:37 PM
Shaun, crazy eyes...
Hindi, no, no mirror. Honestly....

Marochette
01-22-2020, 08:38 AM
I looked, I read, and I recognized him, and I recognized me, and I recognized us...

Trier
01-23-2020, 05:30 PM
Powerful, Hairy -

Free advice to him/us: Forget the labels and stay the course.

Regard
Trier

Hairy wolf
02-21-2020, 02:01 PM
Oh my! Almost missed these words....
So many thanks!!

bobbybirds
02-21-2020, 02:05 PM
First thing to come to my mind when I opened this thread was “that is savage!!” I am enthralled and disturbed all at one... Damn cool!

Bilateral
02-22-2020, 03:56 AM
What can I say other than I love this. You capture the feeling we all know to sheer perfection.

leolarkin
02-22-2020, 08:54 AM
Its very compelling.