War Stories began with the depiction of the emotional part of war memories of old people in Nebraska and Germany and of young people in Chicago, with emphasis on World Wars I and II and the Iraq War. Some of the works are made in an idiosyncratic intentionally-childlike style so that the difficult stories are not too horrible to look at. The series has evolved to include reports of refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, and fittingly, the work has become more complex as have the stories.
Watercolor,Acrylic, and Collage on Paper
13" X 18.5"
A veteran of the UN action in Kosovo does not know if he will step on a land mine or a tube of toothpaste. Most people do not know US soldiers were stationed in Kosovo.