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War and Peace

Ron Kelsey's avatar Ron Kelsey

War and Peace represents the IR flag that every American soldier wears throughout combat. As soldiers return home from war, the dark flag embodies the disappearance of the America they once knew. The light flag represents the personal cost of war upon every soldier’s life, like the PTSD some endure. After a one-year deployment to Iraq, I found healing by facing my war scars and unifying the dark, broken pieces, like the joining of the black and white flag. The challenges of war are not only experienced by soldiers; war’s aftermath and sorrow affects all of us. At this juncture in our nation’s history, War and Peace serves as a facilitator of healing and restoration. When we reclaim peace among life’s ruins—by forgiving others—we generously share hope and strengthen our culture.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Giclee print on canvas
  • Width: 43 inch
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 13 inch