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
21" X 14"
A young German woman caught the eye of one of the prisoners being led through her small town. Later the townspeople were required to exhume the bodies of the prisoners.