The bigger picture
160x160cm, oil on canvas
The Bigger Picture demonstrates a whimsical application of the overview effect in relation to our understanding of historical significance. In this appropriation of Jacques-Louis David’s famous painting, Napoleon’s Marengo carries a triumphant Buzz Aldrin, reflecting the folly of warring nations when observed from an enlightened state of mind. Until this mental shift takes hold we will remain consumed by threats of conflict and smouldering rainforests.