It would take about 12 of these canvases to include the names of every dead Iraqi civilian recorded here as of the time of original submission to dA.
As of 10/24/05, it would take a total of approximately 176 more of these canvases to write every name of every Iraqi the United States has ruthlessly murdered.
That's not even considering the hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people killed as a result of US sanctions(low estimates are around 1,000,000 deaths, and high estimates are around 2,000,000 deaths).
To use some of Bono's words...
I'm sick and tired of Americans talking about the Democratic Revolution in Iraq, and the glory of the revolution, and the glory of dying for the revolution. They don't talk about the glory of killing for the revolution. What's the glory in taking a man from his bed and gunning him down in front of his wife and his children? Where's the glory in that? Where's the glory in sending a missile down a street of homes? Where's the glory in that? To leave them dying, or crippled for life, or dying under the rubble of the revolution...
Creating yet another security agency on top of several other antiquated security agencies, and then under-funding that agency - is not safer. Dividing a nation from it's allies with diplomatic actions that only resemble an ape beating it's chest - is not safer. Ignoring the fact that we don't like - is not safer. Lying about the status of every situation to every decision maker and ally - is not safer. Creating a culture war within our nation rather then dealing with the problems that face us - is not safer. Smashing open a hornets nest of a nation without a plan - is not safer. Making promises to other nations with no intentions of keeping those promises - is not safer. Removing one hostile leader from power while creating an environment for several more to rise up - is not safer. Poking every enemy we have all at once - is not safer. Constantly making threats such as: "for us or against us" - is not safer. Never allowing this nation to investigate the real source of security and military failures - is not safer.
So awhile ago my dad gets this thing that says 'DO NOT BEND! PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO ENCLOSED'
me and him laughed about it for awhile and without opening it threw it in a pile of mail.
A few days ago i found it in a stack in my room, almost bent in half, and laughed my head off, before opening it and laughing even more at bush's goofy ass smile. Then an idea came to me.
The basic idea was this:
Picture + Fine tip sharpie = comedy gold.
And here we have it. I put it in traditional art because the only part i did was draw on it.
The thing in the upper right corner is supposed to be a plane launcing a missile at them, but it sucks. ignore it.
Yarr! Laura's a heroin addict pirate!
The painting symbolizes my own cancer experiences and the battle between positive and negative energies, hope and despair.
Bubbles represent the hope and belif in the future and stones and spheres represent the negative energy.
I'm working in mixed technikes such as airbrush, sponge, conventional brushes in acrylic on aquarelle papers or canvas
Keywords: airbrush stones bubbles
edit20.11.04...damn you people...if I had any pretension for a daily with this piece, i'd have bothered a bit lot more to do it
in a proper mannor...it came as a bit of a shock...I don't even know where the pieces are....it was just some doodles dammit!