Severn Eaton

Sever Neaton - Harvest

I know that other people have already commented on this artwork, but it genuinely is the one I responded to the most. This piece instantly made me think of heroin and the violence and death hidden beneath the beauty of poppies. On the surface this painting is beautiful and the armed individual is almost an afterthought, but after thinking about it I just think about the danger of illegal drugs. Being able to see the very organic natural root of heroin in the form of soft flowers, in an almost water-like state, illuminates the disconnect that often comes with the drug-making process and the jobs people take to provide for their families. It reminds me of a documentary we watched in my social justice movements in Latin America class. The images of the armed individuals walking through these beautiful landscapes almost directly mirrors this piece.

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