Archive for the death Category

“its been a while”

Posted in death, paintings, tattoos on July 23, 2012 by thomaskenney

Sorry that it has seemed like i have been gone for so long but i promise i am back…it now seems like i have a back catalogue of photos, adventures and paintings to share….so lets start with a few


“growth of death”

Posted in death on January 25, 2012 by thomaskenney

Datura has been a popular poison for suicide and murder

“new year”

Posted in death, life, tattoos on January 11, 2012 by thomaskenney

“giving thanks”

Posted in death, life, Uncategorized on November 22, 2011 by thomaskenney

In mid-winter 1620 the English ship Mayflower landed on the North American coast, delivering 102 exiles. The original native people of this stretch of shoreline had already been killed off. In 1614 a British expedition had landed there. When they left they took 24 Indians as slaves and left smallpox behind. Three years of plague wiped out between 90 and 96 per cent of the inhabitants of the coast, destroying most villages completely.
The Europeans landed and built their colony called “the Plymouth Plantation” near the deserted ruins of the Indian village of Pawtuxet. They ate from abandoned cornfields grown wild. Only one Pawtuxet named Squanto had survived–he had spent the last years as a slave to the English and Spanish in Europe. Squanto spoke the colonists’ language and taught them how to plant corn and how to catch fish until the first harvest. Squanto also helped the colonists negotiate a peace treaty with the nearby Wampanoag tribe, led by the chief Massasoit.
These were very lucky breaks for the colonists. The first Virginia settlement had been wiped out before they could establish themselves. Thanks to the good will of the Wampanoag, the settlers not only survived their first year but had an alliance with the Wampanoags that would give them almost two decades of peace.
John Winthrop, a founder of the Massahusetts Bay colony considered this wave of illness and death to be a divine miracle. He wrote to a friend in England, “But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection.”
The deadly impact of European diseases and the good will of the Wampanoag allowed the settlers to survive their first year.
In celebration of their good fortune, the colony’s governor, William Bradford, declared a three-day feast of thanksgiving after that first harvest of 1621.


Posted in death, life, Uncategorized on November 17, 2011 by thomaskenney

“many of the fire’s victims never woke”


Posted in death, life, Uncategorized on November 16, 2011 by thomaskenney


Posted in death, life, Uncategorized on November 15, 2011 by thomaskenney