Tag Archives: political

The Optimist - Winston Churchill No 2 by Australian PopArt artist Merry Sparks

The Optimist – Winston Churchill No 2

  Winston Churchill – one of the world leaders who solved the world’s problems forging the end of the Second World War and he had such a cheeky grin as he puffed on his cigar… FOR SALE – please enquire HERE Size – H104 x W104cm Medium – Acrylic on poly/cotton canvas. Original paintings will be delivered via […]

Count Yourself Lucky 5 Pop Art Lucky Cat by Australian artist Merry Sparks

Count Yourself Lucky 4 Pop Art Lucky Cat

Originally a common Japanese figurine with the never-ceasing waving arm, the “Maneki-Neko”  is as popular with Chinese merchants as it is with the Japanese, bringing good luck, fortune, happy days, and all round good times for everyone within it’s vicinity. Feelin’ Lucky? – You should be.  Count Yourself Lucky even to be alive in this […]

The Cold Room by Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 1

I am deeply offended and mortified by the butchering of innocent victims – people and animals – by minority groups which are death cults using “religion” as a guise for their barbaric, abhorrent activities.  This barbarism is a global terrorist threat. In this painting, the first of the series called “The Cold Room”, the slaughter of people is […]

The Cold Room 4 - Rust Never Sleeps bullet hole wall with red poppy oil painting by Australian artist Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 4 – Rust Never Sleeps

Who has this metal wall protected? The battle is over and all is quiet for now, yet the bullet holes which have rusted over time remind us of the anger, hatred, pain, sadness and wasted life of war.  In juxtaposition to the rusted bullet holes, the poppy symbolizes respect for the victims and soldiers who fought or […]

Australian pig head oil painting by artist Merry Sparks from The Cold Room No 3 - Who Is The Victim?

The Cold Room No 3 – Who Is The Victim?

It seems we tolerate the slaughter of animals to satisfy our hunger and ultimately our survival, but do we stop to think that these beasts feel every bit of pain, emotion and suffering that humans do? The pig’s head with its identity undisclosed symbolises the victimisation of all peace-loving beasts, including the majority of us. […]

Australian contemporary gun and peace oil painting by pop artist Merry Sparks

The Cold Room No 2 – Imagine

This yellow rendered, graffiti,-covered wall which has been riddled with bullet holes in a war-torn country represents two extremes concurrently – war and peace. In recognition of his bravery and in honor of one of my “sons” and his determination to assist the Australian Defence Force to keep a peaceful world, I dedicate this painting to Private Salter 1 RAR […]

Butcher Nick from Boutique Meats, Kenmore Plaza, Brisbane Australia collaborates with artist Merry Sparks

Boutique Meats – Kenmore Plaza Butcher

The things I do for my day job…  My lovely butcher Nick at Boutique Meats is so accommodating ordering in exactly what I need so that I can “shoot” for my new series “The Cold Room”.   Boutique Meats is  at:   Shop 1/841 Moggill Road, Kenmore Plaza, Queensland Australia. Thanks so much guys – there’s nothing quite like the real thing – oh, […]

Count Yourself Lucky No 3 by Merry Sparks

Count Yourself Lucky No 3

Originally a common Japanese figurine with the never-ceasing waving arm, the “Maneki-Neko”  is as popular with Chinese merchants as it is with the Japanese, bringing good luck, fortune, happy days, and all round good times for everyone within it’s vicinity. Feelin’ Lucky? – You should be.  Count Yourself Lucky even to be alive in this […]

I See Red by Merry Sparks

I See Red

I See Red is about the unnecessary slaughter of whales by the Japanese for “scientific” reasons.  Greenpeace is doing a fine job trying to stop the Japanese, and to prevent the extinction of whales, and I’ll try to do my bit too via my Australian visual art.   FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size […]

Sic 'Em T-Rex No 1 by Australian Pop Art Artist Merry Sparks

Sic em Rex No. 1

  FOR SALE – buy the original, please enquire HERE Size – H92 x W92cm Medium – Acrylic on poly/cotton canvas, framed with a contemporary black profile, silver edge float frame with 1cm “shadow” gap between the painting and the frame. Original paintings will be delivered via the most respected art specialists within Australia.  For […]

Dinner by Merry Sparks

Dinner

What are we doing to our environment? Do we have too much of an influence over the slow destruction of our beautiful world? Why is it that as the most intelligent species, we leave behind a trail of destruction in our wake? One day we might self-implode. I have too many questions and no tangible […]

The Cape by Merry Sparks

The Cape

What are we doing to our environment? Do we have too much of an influence over the slow destruction of our beautiful world? Why is it that as the most intelligent species, we leave behind a trail of destruction in our wake? One day we might self-implode. I have too many questions and no tangible […]

Australian big red kangaroo acrylic painting on linen by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some No 24

Ever heard of the Australian Big Red?  Well here they are in my representation of “Aussie Battlers” who make up a large percentage of the Australian population. Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come.  The ”X” which appears […]

Big Red Kangaroo acrylic on linen Australian painting by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some 23

Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come. The ”X” which appears on many paintings represents a point of contact – the kick by the kangaroo on the right to the one on the left. Both kangaroos shake violently […]

Big Red Kangaroo painting on linen by Australian artist Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some No 22

Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come. The ”X” which appears on many paintings represents a point of contact – the kick by the kangaroo on the right to the one on the left. Both kangaroos shake violently […]

Australian politics big red kangaroo acyrlic painting by Merry Sparks

You Win Some, You Lose Some No 21

Many people endure difficult financial times not only within Australia, but globally, and the survival of the fittest ensures prosperity for generations to come. The ”X” which appears on many paintings represents a point of contact – the kick by the kangaroo on the right to the one on the left. Both kangaroos shake violently […]

We Suck

What are we doing to our environment? Do we have too much of an influence over the slow destruction of our beautiful world? Why is it that as the most intelligent species, we leave behind a trail of destruction in our wake? One day we might self-implode. I have too many questions and no tangible answers.


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