Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistTom Carlos CollectionDecor
Description Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.George Santayana 50 years ago on this day (8/27/70) I boarder a Greyhound bus, leaving behind my home, friends and family for the first time in my life. I was accompanied by many other young men who were also on their way to the Oakland Induction Center. There we were processed, sworn in, then taken to the airport and flown to San Diego to start our boot camp training. It was a time of unrest. Our nation was torn apart, divided by an unpopular war. In many ways, it was not much different than the turmoil and desperation that is devastating our county today. Self-destruction: This is a 20 x 16 oil painting on a stretched canvas. Its not typical of the type of artwork I usually paint. This image expresses my anger, frustration and disappointment in regards to the current welfare of our country. Credit: To William Pope Ls flag sculpture Trinket, for helping to inspire the creation of this artwork.
Tom Carlos, San Jose, CA Member Since February 2015 Artist Statement Tom Carlos was born and raised in San Jose, California. He is the son of migrant farm workers who settled in the Santa Clara valley, an agricultural region which would later become known as the Silicon Valley. As a teenager, he would sort and pick fruit at local orchards during school breaks. At the age of 18, Tom joined the U.S. Navy Seabees, and was honorably discharged after 4 years of active service. He later enrolled in the O.I.C. (Opportunities Industrialization Center) program and was formally trained as an electro-mechanical draftsman. Tom started working and at the same time, attended evening classes for the first 10 years of his career. After 45 years of employment, providing manufacturing, engineering, and graphic design services to various high technology companies, Tom has retired to become a full-time artist.