Where men can’t live gods fare no better

Dominic Sansone | United States

Mixed Media


37"w x 73"h each


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    Art Description: This triptych constructed of layered hand-torn roofing felt, an eerie desolate tale unfolds before the viewer. Inspired by Cormac McCarthy's "The Road", these black landscapes depict a blasted terrain, devoid of foliage or color. The road represents the easy path of least resistance, while the river element stands in for the more difficult, winding path. These are part of an ongoing series of artworks and have been shown from the East Coast to Chicago. As the largest members of this group of work, their construction was quite physically demanding and their size creates an imposing presence. While they are related as a triptych, they can be displayed horizontally or vertically, shown together or spaced apart.

    Medium Used: Roofing felt and paint

    Dominic Sansone | United States

    My current body of artwork is a critical response to the current geopolitical landscape, created by the disproportionate role of the Military Industrial Complex in our society. Militarism has seeped into every segment of our culture; from building “defensive” walls on our borders, to calls for arming our teachers and children. Fear and paranoia ooze from our pores as we cower in imaginary foxholes on battlefields that do not exist. Always a new enemy, always some new evil to vanquish, war without end. Ultimately the goal is not to answer the questions or propose solutions for the viewer, but hopefully to cause them to consider, with more than a cursory glance, the reality we build for ourselves through the choices we make as individuals and how those choices impact our civilization. To achieve these ends, I interpret contemporary events by drawing inspiration from moments in history and utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach with a dash of acerbic wit.