“We burned the forest down” is a post-apocalyptic image inspired in part by the Christopher Nolan film, The Dark Knight. (That’s supposed to be a stencil of Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth in the bottom corner.) My anxieties about the near future tend to surface in my work and this piece is no exception. Fortunately, I had the perfect pigeon photo to work from, allowing me to portray the lowly “vermin” as a god, which is obviously the highlight of the painting for me.
Artwork title: We burned the forest down
Medium: Acrylic on panel
Size: 60" x 30”
Price: $6000 + HST
David Caesar is a Guelph-based artist who graduated from the Illustration Program at Sheridan College. He has been teaching at the Guelph School of Art for over 15 years. His award-winning artwork can be found in both private and public collections and he has designed a number of coins for the Royal Canadian Mint. In 2018 his painting "Drift" was featured on the cover of the novel "Moon of the Crusted Snow" by Waubgeshig Rice.
Selection of Recent work