Selling Our Death Masks (2013)

This painting was created to be the book cover for my dear friend's incredible book "Selling Our Death Masks," a profound critique of capitalism that explores the rise of cash-for-gold shops and fascist tendencies during the economic crisis in Europe. The painting takes several elements of the book's narrative, including the the commodification of gold in the context of colonialism and slavery, the rise of fascism in Greece, and the apocalyptic reality of the post-industrial western world.