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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Historical Accuracy in Religion

Moses
Resurrection Day
Muslim Holy Man
Historical accuracy is not something we humans are prone to pursue. Yet, in art, it can be easier to to accomplish than in words.

Still, we need a source—of which there are many. In particular, I wanted people to question the common belief that famous people of Near East religions were Northern European in appearance.

Obviously, my drawings portray them as quite the opposite.

War Torn

Anti-War Woman
Mutually Assured Destruction
Big Fist
With the capture and killing of the infamous Osama Bin Laden, I sent a message of encouragement to President Barack Obama to end the occupation of Afghanistan. I have very little confidence he nor our Congress will comply. Nevertheless, I made my statement.

Yet as an artist-in-training, I am not satisfied with sending an email message. I wanted to make some pictures. Here's some of my ongoing pieces illustrating war and power.