Murray Siple #P42 An Accumulation of Indignities
By Murray Siple
Salt Spring Island, BC
|Dimensions||36 × 48 in|
Acrylic on canvas
This composition incorporates my experience painting in a studio in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The sickened marine life in Burrard Inlet has turned white in the horror of the pollution and industrial, marine traffic. The beluga has morphed into a hybrid of an evil Virgin Mary. I appear in my wheelchair with wings while a hand from the grave attempts to help me for no clear reason but to make my wheel spin. The leopard seal has lost its spots and reveals an ill-fated tongue. In the shadows, a heroin addict gets his fix.