"17, After 9/11... and on and on and on"
10th anniversary - 2011 series, commenting on the injured results of never-ending war, and the questions still posed, here and around the world.
Denver Post - Mountain Mail - Westword
In late 2002, I created and placed a peace sign on the front of my house in New Orleans, knowing what was coming; as my neighbor sauntered over and said, You're brave for putting that there. I knew what she meant, but I don't think she really understood what she was really saying, to me and to society. I make my comments in my art about two sides of the same coin in disingenuous disgraces to the truth, the positive way forward, and to the troops committed to politicians' follies and corruptions. These sculptures are to put forth a connection with my war emotions and the most honorable citizens, our troops, and what they have endured, and will endure. God bless the troops? Yes, and God save the troops from government reps banging even more drums. The best hope I see is for these troops to come home and clean house! In politics and in truth and the way forward in positivity instead of violence. PEACE! I mean it!
Installed, Salida, CO. 2011, closed on Sept. 11, when as folks were viewing, one of the ceiling lights shorted out causing the fire alarm to go off! So then we had the fire and police depts. show up complete with smoke, lights, and sirens. A great sight watching local first responders then lookung, analyzing, and discussing the impact of this art series! After that, all the attendees wrote notes on fruit, paper boats, and other floatables and cast them down the river in solace.