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War and Peace

This series involves ideas about war and peace. Starting as I child I drew war machines: tanks, jets, gunships, and I have pretty much drawqn them all of my life. I have been drawing them obsessively lately. They are a sort of meditation of why we as a nation are so in love with the idea of war as a solution, so accepting of its costs to us and the unfortunate nations who receive our attentions.

Why do little boys play with toy soldiers, play war, and draw war scenes? I am a product of America in the 1950's and this is how I grew up. It is how the people who are in power grew up. I really enjoy drawing these simple war shapes. To me they are cartoony, but in the innocence of these images there is a sinisterness. They are a reminder of how far we have not come. When will we change? To me they are cute, ironic, tragic. I laugh and I cry. Then I paint the next one. I cannot imagine why anyone else would want one on their walls.


Two Helicopter Gunships
Acrylic on Canvas
$200


Two Doves
Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD!


White Oil Cycle
Acrylic, Pencil on Canvas
$250


Green Tank
Acrylic on Canvas
$95


Two White Tanks
Acrylic, Pencil, Crayon on Canvas
$175


Faceless with Cartoon Bomb
Acrylic, Pencil, Pastel on Canvas, 32" x 22"
$225


Air Superiority
Acrylic, Pencil, Pastel on Canvas, 32" x 22"
$225


Tank and Pyramids
Acrylic, Pencil on Paper, 16" x 11"
$50


For more information contact:

David Alm
P.O. Box 428
Brookston, IN 47923

Tel: (765) 563-3504


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