On the edge of a precipice 2015

On the edge of the precipice. 2015. J.harms.

On the edge of a precipice 2015. Acrylic on white paper. 23×15,5 cm.

I began this painting at the beginning of January. Those who know Paris will recognize the Hermès horse perched on the roof of the building near Place de la Concorde. The terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo happened while I was working on this picture. Somehow, something I had thought would be funny to paint ended up with a whole new meaning. Instead of the conquering animal at the top of the world, I saw the proud aristocratic horse on the edge of a precipice.

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