The artwork, painted by artist and painter Mark Leitch, has been described as “trippy” by the Australian Financial Report, and he says he’s been asked to make it into an animated film.
“It’s very much a work of art and it’s a way to explore the human side of the art form,” Mr Leitch told ABC Radio Melbourne’s The Drum.
“I don’t think you should look at the artwork in a vacuum, it’s an exercise in self-reference.”
The painting was inspired by Mr Leikis experience of living in the United States during the occupation of Iraq in 2003.
“You go back in time to look at those events, you remember what the United Nations was like, you see what they were trying to do, and I wanted to explore that aspect of it,” he said.
“So I thought it would be interesting to look back at the war in Iraq and how the world was looking at that time.”
And the world is now looking at the same kind of thing.
“When the US left Iraq, it was a time of chaos, but the world’s looking back and they’re trying to figure out what’s happening.”
Mr Leitch has also created several artworks in response to Australia’s current refugee crisis, including a painting by the artist, which he said showed the effect of “bitter irony” and a painting depicting “the world in the middle of a sea of people”.
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