A stunning example of Airbrush artistry.
Next to Civilised is now in Private ownership.
Next to civilised depicts a peaceful looking Macaque sitting next to a sri lankan prayer bowl. Some people have interpreted the bowl to be a beggars bowl and that the Macaque is being used to collect money from the public. This was an interpretation that I had considered but was not the one I had in mind when painting the image. The bowl is a finely crafted bowl but depicts 2 men fighting. It was this juxtaposition of the creativity of man but also the destructive nature next to the serene looking Macaque that I wanted to show and to spark a discussion as to what civilised means to people.