War and Pieces

Mixed-media wall relief with sound
24″(h) x 26″(w) x 5″(d), © 2003

An anti-war artwork, “War and Pieces” comments on the war on terrorism post 9/11, and the pre-emptive strike on Iraq. A bomb technician, Bush running at full speed, Uncle Sam pointing his finger, Osama Bin Laden pointing his finger, alarms sounding, and exposed bomb-like wires create the high pitch of tension and confusion. Underlying the patriotic call for military enlistment is the enlistment by the terrorists to wage a holy war against the United States. The idea of this pre-emptive strike, a crusade in itself, which was condemned by most of the world’s populations, is deplorable and might unleash the Apocalypse.