Despair

Kathy Weaver's avatar Kathy Weaver

"Despair" is a large scale charcoal, airbrush and gouache drawing. It is part of a series, "Collateral Damage", which expresses my deep concerns about war and war refugees. I am appalled by how we dehumanize, torture and kill innocents in the name of a particular cause. In "Despair" robots act as commentators about these human tendencies. My drawings show the toll of violent confrontation. The struggle and violence may be global (warring nations or tribes) or intimate (contests of will between two personalities). In war people die, refugees wander seeking food and shelter, the environment is desiccated. In personal battles, victims may be killed, families torn apart, children bewildered and terrified. Yet, there is a hopeful side. In spite of everything, the human will persists. People persevere and endure. Life continues.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: .5 inches
  • Medium: drawing
  • Width: 49 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 42 inches