My work consists of large scale (90” x 45”) charcoal drawings in a series I call “War Devours Us.” My drawings are based on the plight of the refugees and the nature and dislocation of war as seen in the news media and reported to me by representatives of refugee organizations in Chicago. We know the hardest hit victims of war are those most vulnerable: women, children, and the aged. “Passage to Lesbos,” “Mother Courage,” “Hostile Attack,” and “Barrel Bombs over Aleppo” show the toll of violent confrontation where refugees wander seeking safety, food and shelter. This work is a window into the challenges faced by refugees and the strength and determination of these individuals. In the refugee community life persists and continues.
- Art form: 2-D
- Medium: charcoal, airbrush, acrylic, stitched, burned on Arches paper
- Width: 45"
- Year created: 2015
- Height: 90"