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Bomb Hugger (Bomb Love)

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Bomb Hugger (Bomb Love)
painting of woman enjoying painting by Banksy

Gerard Boersma
acrylic on panel (masonite)
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm
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The woman on my painting is enjoying a painting by Banksy. It features a girl with a ponytail stencilled in black and white hugging a bomb. The background is a block fluorescent pink to exaggerate the figure in the foreground.

This artwork is highlighting modern society’s obsession with warfare, with bombs that the governments manufacture like toys. Banksy challenges the press and politicians who portray warfare in a positive light by suggesting it is the right course of action to promote democracy, and peace. It could equally be said that Banksy also suggests that the forces of love may yet prevail.

I create small studies like Bomb Hugger in preparation for a finished piece or just as visual notes. I often use my small studies to understand the problems involved in rendering subjects and to plan the elements to be used in finished works, such as light, color, form, perspective and composition.

These small studies are exclusively available through my shop and blog. All studies are signed on the reverse.

Shipping takes about two weeks no matter where you live in the world. Price includes shipping and handling. You'll receive your painting safely packaged and ready to frame.

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kind regards, Gerard Boersma