The State in uniform

The State in uniform

No side arms yet, but is that to come do you think Mick? Like your overlay of washes.

Thanks Fiona. There's also a 'power' in being unarmed too. Makes the heavy State appear light.

Nice, old fashioned policemen, don't see many like this now Michael.

I don't suppose they will ever return either Margaret.

Love the washes on this, Michael. I wonder what they are looking at.

Thanks Ellen. John across the road said he wondered that too. Perhaps a window would have added to it he said but I said I thought it was better left to the imagination.

The body language is so effective.

Beautiful figures well painted, Michael.

Excellent it made me think about what it is they are looking at?

Hang on Studio Wall


About the Artist
Michael Mcmanus

I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…

View full profile
More by Michael Mcmanus