I sometimes make pieces of art that have an actual meaning behind them and this one is one of those. If you care to read
I remember seeing a picture of a soldier holding a dead ,bloody child wrapped in a blanket close to him. He was in tears. I thought to myself , remembering how much I enjoyed playing Battlefield, laughing at how I knifed one of my online enemies. Laughing.
At that moment I stopped and wondered how it got to this
I think as a society we've become too disconnected from violence as a whole , but not just violence but violence to our own kind. I've seen kids as young as 11 laughing manically at killing tons of digital people in games before. I'm no different
Is this what war has become to people? Nothing more than a distant thought or event....a game? Something that we disregard as reality and downplay to entertainment?
I made this for them , because I know they're still out there doing things that they probably don't always want to do. Witnessing horrible things most of us probably can't even begin to fathom. Put there by people who'd rather hide behind speeches and desks.
But I guess that's how it is with a lot of things.
I will shut up now and let you all enjoy the art.
I used a simple HB 2 pencil I found under my bed. Insta-inspiration!
Also drawn on recycled sketch paper 9 X 12 inch