Gouache on paper
12" x 18"
This drawing's word "subsistence" defines, essentially how the greater part of the population of Sudan survives. Most of the population depends on agriculture and raising livestock to sell and provide food. Much of the oil exploration and development has upset and destroyed this already tenuous lifestyle. My drawings here often depict two spheres or two worlds edging into the picture frame, representing the overall theme of this body of work, that two very different worlds have come into contact or, I should say, collision. In the lower edge of this drawing the world on the left spouts water; the most important liquid for the population's sustenance and on the right oil; the substance which has probably caused and driven much of the destructive forces that are wreaking havoc in Sudan today.