This artwork is a depiction of the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008.  The primary figure is Vivian from the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.  Vivian's motive was to steal Merlin's power and her methods were rife with deception. Thus, she serves as an apt metaphor for the dishonest mortgage brokers who preyed on the hard working women and men of this country and destroyed their financial security.  

- Michael Fischerkeller

Lambs to the Slaughter

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
10 lbs. 0 oz.



Michael Fischerkeller
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Getting to Know Michael

Michael’s work focuses on issues of social justice and the environment. He selects a subject through contemplative meditation and begins researching the topic. Then Michael sources imagery, digitally manipulates it, and creates stencils. The artist uses spray paint to bring his scenes to life, employing heavy symbolism to illustrate his ideas. Each element of a composition holds meaning. Stylistically, Michael’s figures are inspired by 18th and 19th Century art history yet treated with a street-art makeover.