Blood Is Thicker Than the Water of the Womb
Oil paint on panel
12 x 8ft. / 365.76 x 243.84 cm
20 panels of 3 x 2ft. / 91.44 x 60.96cm each
While making this painting I came across the saying that we hear often: “Blood is thicker than water.” The full quote is “The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” It is saying the opposite of what we assume is the statement’s true meaning. It places the relationships forged over shed blood in war over the relationships of kith and kin.