I have always loved the art of Howard Hodgkin since my second cousin Stephen suggested I go see Howard’s exhibition at the Hayward Gallery in London in the early 1990s. It blew me away. I felt that each painting I stood in front of sucked me into a vortex and shifted how I saw things very powerfully.
What has it got to do with conflict? Well, I love the way Howard draws attention to the frame of reality, the way we focus, by painting frames within frames and also painting onto the frame of the picture, like this below. And framing is critical to how we see reality in conflict, often in self-righteous, self-serving ways. So Howard helps me handle conflict creatively, through his re-framing vortex!
And this is Howard: see also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Hodgkin