Project Description

The artist created this mixed media piece in response to the U.S. bombing of Iraq during the Gulf War. The cross in the piece is symbolic of the religious and other artifacts that were destroyed when bombing targeted the National Museum of Iraq. This occurred despite the protestations of the international antiquities and art communities, and despite the fact the U.S. had vowed to protect the site. The artist followed this news story, and a compilation of news articles accompanies the piece.

Also part of the piece: a picture of George W. Bush; pieces of military uniforms dipped in red painting, symbolizing the many young men and women who lost their lives during the conflict; and incomplete clippings of news articles that are either torn, burned or otherwise removed, meant to evoke a feeling of frustration similar to that of not being able to experience the works of art that were destroyed