Ground Zero

Ground Zero by Patrick Samuel
Acrylics on white paper
50x40xm approx
Original available
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Ground Zero is usually described as the point on the earth’s surface directly above or below an exploding nuclear bomb. For me, 2016 was a gradual build-up to the point of detonation in early 2017.

This experiment with acrylics shows the fallout from that explosion of my life. It was a very public event, an extremely violent one. But without it, I wouldn’t be here now; much calmer now that I’m away from all those destructive triggers.

I let the brush guide me and just allowed the colours to tell the story of what happened one January morning…