February 20, 2013 by wildducks
Caution. These are violent images. My goal is not to appall you, but to illustrate the brutality of war before transforming these horrific images into something peaceful and beautiful – a flower bouquet. Note the title of my piece is “Flowers of Peace,” not “Images of War.”
War is currently underway in the world and I want it to stop. I want to see life and beauty and love and understanding and serenity and forgiveness. I want to live in a world where love in encouraged. But my wishes are at odds with the brutal reality. War is real, suffering and pain are part of our world. This continues with or without my consent. This deeply depresses me.
With this project I tried to turn war into peace with my hands and my imagination. I do what I can – using my art to bring peace to what I feel powerless to change. I hope you understand my project and I appreciate your feedback.
So, without further ado, here are the images which I will transform into a bouquet, printed on colorful A4 paper.