the IRAQI 2003 war depicted in a painting-a-day
With our soldiers, men and women, off to fight for our freedom and the freedom of Iraq, I wanted to do more than attend a demonstration. (I did one last week in Chicago and we were circled by police in riot gear and moved, literally smashed like sardines and moved, to a different area to be controlled. It was very frightening, especially after the recent e2 incident where people were crushed in a crowd. ) I want to know why we are doing this, and to that end I have decided to put my efforts into my art. To paint something, anything, is to get to gain intimate knowledge of it.
I am a war zombie. I watch CNN, C-SPAN, FOX, and ABC. I am seeking answers.
I have no taste for blood. It seems to me that an intellectual resolution could have been possible. Squabbling over the fence and threatening to sue doesnÃ¢??t seem to mean much when the other guy is blasting the Iraqi landscape off the map.
I am wishing peace.
P.S. If you would like to know how oil-well fires are put out, check out Ã¢??HellfightersÃ¢?Â? starring John Wayne playing Red Adair.
P.P.S. When the Afghanistan War happened I kept asking, Ã¢??Where is the war coverage?Ã¢?Â? I wonder why there was so much pomp and circumstance with this war? And is this war about terrorism? What did we do in Afghanistan besides blow it up? If you havenÃ¢??t accomplished your first goal (martyring Osama bin Laden) why are we starting a new fight?
P.P.P.S Do you know that in 1991 in a war lead by Bush the Elder, we abandoned the people? And the people were starving, they looted the artifacts from the cradle of civilization, so they could survive. Wealthy people all over the world now have these priceless treasures in their possession. Hopefully they are caring for them so they can be restored to Iraq after this war establishes peace for these people. If you would like to know more about the artifacts, go HERE
10" x 11"
watermedia & glitter on 100% rag paper