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.
Hiding In The Hollow Tree
Watercolor, Ebony Pencil and Acrylic on Paper
13" X 16"
Alfred was a US soldier drafted into World War II and worked in reconnaissance. His brother Fred was conscripted into World War I but got influenza and did not have to go.