The American political system is quick to attach the term "cycle of violence" to a variety of hostile environments throughout the world. In The Slaughter, the game of chess, normally thought of as an intellectual endeavor, has been reduced to a crude game of only the most powerful piece on the board. The game, after a great deal of confusion, will end in a stalemate with only two queens left standing. Despite a great deal of aggression, no clear victory can be declared.
Wood, acrylic paint approximately 49 x 30 x 62”