The Mourners 2010-2011
The Mourners 2010-2011

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The Mourners-detail 2010-2011
The Mourners-detail 2010-2011

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In Dark Space 2010-2011
In Dark Space 2010-2011

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Study 1 2010-2011
Study 1 2010-2011

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Study 2 2010-2011
Study 2 2010-2011

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Study 3 2010-2011
Study 3 2010-2011

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Three 2010-2011
Three 2010-2011

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Body Bags 1 2010-2011
Body Bags 1 2010-2011

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Body Bags 2 2010-2011
Body Bags 2 2010-2011

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 This series of drawings is based on newspaper images of body bags from the wars in the middle east. At first, it seemed like a taboo to be drawing dead, wrapped bodies, but the drawings stand as both witness and protest to war.

“Let’s be the same wound if we must bleed.

Let’s fight side by side, even if the enemy

Is ourselves. I am yours, you are mine.”

––Tommy Olofsson

“I’m not interested in who suffered the most.

I’m interested in People getting over it.”

––Naomi Shihab Nye

excerpted from her poem Jerusalem, in 19 Varieties of Gazelle