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Interesting Art Project by Kevin Peterson

No, not Pieterson; Peterson. He's an artist from Texas who has produced this art project that actually does, ahem, make you think.

The message it evokes is that the world is a big, bad scary place to grow up in as a kid. There's danger all around. The worlds knackered, basically - which, of course, it often feels like it is. No more so than this summer.

Anyway, the interposing of forceful animals alongside children in these desolate landscapes adds an interesting angle. Here's what he said about it,

My work is about the varied journeys we take through life. It’s about growing up and living in a world that is broken. These paintings are about trauma, fear and loneliness and the strength that it takes to survive and thrive. They each contain the contrast of the untainted, young and innocent against a backdrop of a worn, ragged, and defiled world. Support versus restraint, bondage versus freedom, and tension versus slack are all themes that I often visit. My work deals with isolation, loneliness and longing teamed with a level of optimistic hope. Issues of race and the division of wealth have arisen in my recent work. This work deals with the idea of rigid boundaries, the hopeful breakdown of such restrictions, as well as questions about the forces that orchestrate our behavior.

It's the use of animals alongside children which does it for me. The only thing missing is adults, conspicuous in their absence. All that represents them is the destroyed sprawl which surrounds the innocent children and animals, left to care for each other. Brilliant.