Hyperreal painting Halfway to the Stars by Denis Peterson


  • Painting Series:
    Don't Shed No Tears
  • Media:
    Polyvinyl Paint
  • Painting Method:
    Airbrush/Glazed Layers
  • Substrate:
    30"x40" Stretched Canvas
  • Signed Prints/Edition 100:
    23 Available
  • Past Exhibitions:
    Gallery, Traveling Exhibition

  • The story behind the image:

    Haiti, whose population is almost entirely descended from African slaves, won independence from France in 1804, making it the second country in the Americas to free itself from colonial rule. Over the centuries economic, political, cultural difficulties, and natural disasters have continually beset Haiti, leaving behind a scourge of chronic poverty and gang violence.

    This woman's husband and six sons were all brutally murdered by gangs.