#2014 Paradise, Purgatory and Hell on Earth
36x48 Acrylic on Canvas 1991-1992
This is one of Zephirin's masterpieces. He painted it over a span of two years in Haiti and France in 1991-92. The top section depicts Adam and Eve in the peacable kingdom. The light blue section is Purgatory, densely populated with spectral creatures, animal and human.The red section of the painting is spaceship earth . The assemblage of characters on the left represents various sectors of Haitian society. Adam and Eve appear again but this time caught in the wheels and gears of our techno-industrial society. The right side of the painting shows a flotilla of boats fleeing Haiti in desperation under the wings of "Air Force ZerO".