Hyperrealism painting Abandoned by Denis Peterson


  • Painting Series:
    Don't Shed No Tears
  • Media:
    Polyvinyl Paint
  • Painting Method:
    Airbrush/Glazed Layers
  • Substrate:
    18"x24" Stretched Canvas
  • Signed Prints/Edition 100:
    4 Available
  • Past Exhibitions:
    Gallery, Museum Traveling Exhibition

  • The story behind the image:

    This little boy watched as his mother was dragged away into the jungle by Ethiopian military. His cousins rescued him and named him Aga, which means Abandoned.

    There are many videos and photographs in existance which expose the evils of the Ethiopian government carrying out acts of extreme violence against its citizens i.e. deadly beatings, locking and burning occupied buildings.

    Unfortunately, the exposure of these films would only end with more innocents brutally tortured and killed without intervention from the international community.