‘The Witness’ is a painting that developed from the left hand painting in my triptych ‘New Horizons‘. Here we see within the stones The Silent Watchers that have born witness to the centuries passing through the Ruins. They make no comment, they simply observe how man never seems to learn from history. As I looked at the stones and felt the history of Palmyra the figures and faces slowly revealed themselves to me from within the work. They are the witness to man’s folly and atrocities over the centuries. They have seen the refugees, witnessed their pain and suffering and the senseless destruction of their heritage.
24” x 30” or 61 x 76 cm
Oil on Canvas