DALE WILLIAMS
Home (artwork)
Books
Cage Dies Bird Flies
Biographical and contact info

Iraq War Vets paintings, 2006

The idea for these paintings came from reading news stories that described the injuries—including a high occurrence of head injuries—suffered by US military personnel serving in Iraq. Lives being destroyed for an ill-planned, ill-equipped war, conceived as an improbable fantasy and built on lies, is a sad and bitter reality. This series of paintings is a way to honor those who have suffered injury or death—both American soldiers and Iraqi citizens—in the fiasco that is the Iraq War.

A few of the paintings contain place names and dates. While these are arbitrary, they are intended to suggest a specific event.

Scroll down to view images.

Back

"MOSUL"
Acrylic, mixed media and collage on paper, 50" X 38", 2006

 

"IRAQI SANS-CULOTTE "
Acrylic, mixed media and collage on paper, 50" X 38", 2006

 

"ABU GHRAIB "
Acrylic, mixed media and collage on paper, 50" X 38", 2006

 

"ANBAR PROVINCE "
Acrylic, mixed media and collage on paper, 50" X 38", 2006

 

"SADR CITY"
Acrylic, mixed media and collage on paper, 50" X 38", 2006

 

"BAQUBAH RANAD FALLUJAH"
Acrylic, mixed media and collage on canvas, 84" X 73", 2006

 

"TIKRIT"
Acrylic, mixed media and collage on paper, 80" X 54", 2006

 

top