Art Works > Paper Kingdoms. Gerry Gleason. 2012. Selected mixed media works on paper 2009.

Paper Kingdoms, World Economic Meltdown, Sub Prime, Gerry Gleason.2009.
Achilles Heel Recession.
Gerry Gleason. 2009.
mixed media on paper

At the siege of Troy the great warrior Achilles, was brought down by an arrow striking an unprotected part of his body.The modest Achilles Heel,unprotected,did for him. The great economies of the world were almost brought to their knees, just before the bailouts occurred. In this image the archer lurks behind a tree, not in open combat. It beggar's belief that some peopl, would want to bet on economies failing, to make money. To hedge their bets, a clinical outlook on life, the ensuing chaos,misery, poverty in the affected countries beyond comprehension.