Operation Protective Edge




"This land of God cannot be for some a land of life and for others

 a land of death, exclusion, occupation or political imprisonment."

                                     - Archbishop Michel Sabbah

                                           Patriarch  Emeritus of Jerusalem




Since 1948 . . .


Gaza epitomizes the epicenter of the harrowing ethos and pathos of human conscientiousness the thesaurus to every psychological algorithm imaginable or inflictable upon a dispossessed people.


For more than 60 years and several generations going forward, the people of Gaza who were culturally and ancestrally uprooted from their homeland have since steadfastly endured the abysmal scourge of survival and strangulated coexistence.   


The credibility of today's psychology, therefore, cannot be given a conscientious accreditation if its corpus utterly lacks any or all substantial reference to the psychologically inherited traumas of Gazans and the corresponding physical catastrophes they have been continually subjected to.


The paintings below reflect the devastatingly political impact of the world's calibrated indifference not only to the plight and suffering of the Palestinian people, but of all people displaced through the sanctification of corporately-funded-warfares. 


To profit from the proliferation of mass suffering, devastation and death is a war crime of the most heinous nature.  Uncondonable in perpetuity and a damning stigma on and of our presence in time's athenaeum!


                                                                                                           -Dom Martin

                                                                                                                September 2015






Oslo Accord

Since 1993 . . .






Palestinian Statehood





Gaza Tunnel





"Knock on Roof . . ."





AT DUSK:  Medical Quietus*

[* "Death; anything that serves to squash, eliminate or kill" - Oxford Dictionary],

(See also quote at end of page from Shakespeare's Hamlet))





"5 Minutes" to Exodus





AT DAWN:  Medical Quietus





The Global Community's Quietus & Complicity






Surrealist poet, writer, artist

"Dom Martin has a special technique of expressing whatever lies deepest in the human soul, and what is more important, of the terrible and eternal problem of our presence as humanbeings in this vale of tears.

His seriousness is undoubtedly, one of the greatest -- if not the greatest ethos of his art. The man lives and reacts through what is true, or to whatever appears to him to be true, and what he executes is his truth. Hence, the intense reality of an expression of art which it appears to me is not very common . . . "

- Dr. Luis Gaspar da Silva
Poet, Statesman

November 27, 1978




Permission to copy and share the artwork on this site has been graciously granted by artist Dom Martin



To be, or not to be, that is the question—
Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them? . . . .

For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
The Oppressor's wrong, the proud man's Contumely,
The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
The insolence of Office, and the Spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his
Quietus make . . .

To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
No Traveler returns, Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o'er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action. . .

-Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 1


Prophetic Imagery

Gaza's Pieta