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The Holocaust  
This page contains images from the Shoah Triptych series, created in 2005. The images presented are studies and not necessarily completed works -- the ultimate aim is for Ayton to create large-scale versions of these for exhibition. In addition, there is a planned musical component, in collaboration with a composer working on musical works to complement the images, as a 2-way process, with the musical pieces helping to inspire the final images.
The purpose of this body of work is to expose the horror of genocide and fascism, move the viewer towards the hope of liberation, and ensure that we never forget nor repeat history.
Click on the images to see larger versions.
Triptych 1: The Rise Of Fascism
The Hive
The Hive
2005, 24" x 12"
acrylic on masonite
The Rise Of Fascism
The Rise Of Fascism (also see: study)
2005, 24" x 24"
acrylic on masonite
The Tower Of Lies
The Tower Of Lies
2005, 24" x 12"
acrylic on masonite
Triptych 2: The Persecution
City Of Broken Windows
City Of Broken Windows
2005, 24" x 12"
acrylic on masonite
The Ghetto
The Ghetto
2005, 24" x 24"
acrylic on masonite
The Train
The Train
2005, 24" x 12"
acrylic on masonite

Triptych 3: The Final Solution

Arbeit Macht Frei
Arbeit Macht Frei
2005, 24" x 12"
acrylic on masonite

The Final Solution
The Final Solution (also see: study)
2005, 24" x 24"
acrylic on masonite
Death Machine
Death Machine
2005, 24" x 12"
acrylic on masonite
Triptych 4: The Liberation
The Empire In Flames
The Empire In Flames
2005, 24" x 12"
acrylic on masonite

The Liberation
The Liberation
2005, 24" x 24"
acrylic on masonite

The Shattered World
The Shattered World
2005, 24" x 12"
acrylic on masonite
Sketches
Arbeit Macht Frei - Sketch
Arbeit Macht Frei
2005, 9" x 4.5"
pencil on paper
City Of Broken Windows - Sketch
City Of Broken Windows
2005, 9" x 4.5"
pencil on paper
The Train - Sketch
The Train
2005, 9" x 4.5"
pencil on paper
The Empire In Flames - Sketch
The Empire In Flames
2005, 9" x 4.5"
pencil on paper
 

 
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