[226] The Conch Exploded

Completion Date: 25 August 2019
Medium: Paint on card
Dimensions: 30 x 40 inches

The conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.
– Quote from Lord of the Flies

Life on Planet Earth: 23 Aug – 03 September 2019

* Escalating trade war
* Unpredictable policy shifts
* David Koch, the ultimate climate change denier is dead
* Amazon fires become global crisis
* Trump says China is ready to talk
* Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572 million in landmark opioid trial
* New 2020 poll shows three-Way tie among Sanders, Warren and Biden
* Trump ‘would meet Iran’s Rouhani if circumstances right’
* The Israel-Iran shadow war escalates
* Brazil rejects G7 Amazon fire aid
* Rouhani: No Trump meeting till sanctions lifted
* DOJ watchdog says Comey broke FBI policy
* EPA to roll back regulations on greenhouse gases
* Boris Johnson suspends UK parliament
* Hong Kong police arrest top pro-democracy figures
* Texas shooting rampage leaves 7 dead, 21 injured
* Hezbollah fires rockets into Israel from Lebanon
* Hurricane Dorian pummels the Bahamas
* Walmart ends all handgun ammunitions sales
* Boris Johnson loses majority in parliament