With this latest work, writer and visual artist Daniel Thomas MacInnes presents his collection of abstract digital paintings and accompanying essays. This gallery features a wide variety of art styles and designs, from the highly colorful and psychedelic to the dark and foreboding. Inspired by the 2003 Iraq War, the paintings address themes of War, God and Art and grapple with humanity’s struggle to overcome our drive towards violence and destruction to achieve salvation through prayer, meditation and the creative arts.
An extensive collection of written essays are also included, sharing the author’s insights to the creation and meaning of these digital paintings. Topics and pop culture reference points include the 2003 Iraq War, the 1970 Kent State Shootings, George Orwell, John Coltrane, John Lennon, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Ani Difranco, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and more.
While many of the subjects are very serious, this book delivers a message of hope and inspiration for all people. War & Peace: Digital Art is an excellent collection that stands as a worthy addition to the tradition of protest art.