GANGRENE

John Haverty's avatar John Haverty

Gangrene is collage of watercolor and ballpoint drawings that stretches over 30 feet long and 6 feet high. My art, like the infection, presents as a collage that continues to grow unchecked and organically. Gangrene presents an ambiguous visual feast that sheds light on problems vexing society such as unchecked population growth, over consumption, pollution and war that we have come to accept as the norm. The work is titled Gangrene, because similar to Gangrene if left unchecked these issues will destroy us. The collage presents as an untreated wound, manifesting and devouring the vacuous space that surrounds it. The work has mainly been created in the deep south of Savannah, Georgia where gangrene devastated the combatants of the Civil War, and where the wounds of those battles remain lingering in the corners of the city’s famed burial grounds.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .5 inches
  • Medium: Watercolor and Ballpoint Pen
  • Width: 9'+
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 35'+