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Tribal Terror in Tripoli
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 7:58am, Aug 22
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
I started this painting as soon as Gaddafi started bombing and terrorizing the civilian population of Lybia. My work captures the essence of the violence and the terrible consequences of hate and greed in war. This piece is directly related to Africa and war. Mercenaries from central Africa were imported to try to keep the dictator in power. Later, after the fall of Gaddafi, most of the Central Africans living in Lybia were driven out of Lybia regardless if they were war participants or not.


Medium
All the materials are acylic based. There are various materials used such as crackle paste, gels and pastes. There are many layers in the work as I blend acrylic gels and pastes to stretch the paint and be able to have thin layering effects usually only achievable in oils.

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awaken2sun     8:13am, Aug 22

awaken2sun

I was at a kid's birthday party recently and an attendee started talking about how we needed a "good" war to get the economy going. It's not only amazing to me that we have become so desensitized to humanity that a comment like this is uttered in a public setting with children around, but that business people who have seen what the Iraq war has done to our economy and would say something so ignorant.

There are no winners in war -- it only destroys and divides.


awaken2sun     8:14am, Aug 22

awaken2sun

And by the way...incredible work -- it so effectively communicates your message.


shawnshawn     9:21am, Aug 22

shawnshawn

Hi Awaken,

While it is true that you can juice an economy with a war. It is not justified unless there are no peaceful means like in the case of capturing Kony. It is truly sad when people think war is the only answer. Much of this thinking comes from putting in place a dysfunctional economic policies that lead to poverty, frustration and ultimately war as response. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done.


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