Joseph Kony

It’s a topic I feel very passionate about. It also demonstrates the power persuasion can have on people. It’s sad to know that people like Kony exist; what’s even more sickening is the fact that he claims to do what he does in the pursuit of christianity. As a christian myself it’s interesting to see how far the truth could be bent, causing mass propaganda. This portrait reinforces my argument for my final major project at whether faith is relevant in the 21st century, it definitely shows the cons as idiots like Kony put their own twist to faith creating something completely evil; and it’s so scary as looking at his image I didn’t really get the sense of an evil war lord. It’s the story that follows the portrait that showcases his wickedness. To test this out I’m going to set the image somewhere in my university asking for 1 word responses to what the public experience looking at his face. Though to be honest I’d be more than happy if they ripped it off the wall.

This was my first proper attempt at using oils all through the painting and I must say I won’t be using acrylics anytime soon.


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