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  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    this freaks me out. i don’t know what the title alludes to (you must forgive my ignorance) but it’s a terrific work

  • Thanks so much for the compliments, Carol. The work is about post-traumatic stress disorder.(PTSD).

    A study of the mental health of troops who fought in Iraq found that about one in eight reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, feelings of detachment, irritability.

    The burning rose is a commentary to the prediction at the beginning of the war that we are going to be greated with flowers as liberators in Iraq.

    – Alex Preiss

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    I DID think it just might be something to do with PTSD (something I’m familiar with but didn’t want to impose this interpretation), and in this case your image is spectacularly representative. Excellent job Alex. Bravo.

  • Bjondon
    Bjondonabout 4 years ago

    Too close for comfort . . . . . an impossible subject, but one we must never forget

  • Unfortunately more and more army personnel are returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan with this disorder. Thanks for your comment.

    – Alex Preiss

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52almost 3 years ago

    Brilliant work Alex. Hope you have a Very Merry Xmas.

    Cheers Jude

  • Tula Top
    Tula Topalmost 3 years ago

    Moving, evocative work, Alex.

  • Thanks so much Tula.

    – Alex Preiss

  • Azellah
    Azellahover 2 years ago

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  • Thanks so much for the feature Azellah

    – Alex Preiss

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    Azellahover 2 years ago

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  • Azellah
    Azellahover 2 years ago

    Congrats! You tied for fourth!!

  • WOW! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Champaign all around!

    – Alex Preiss

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