Our War: Part 00-40a by Cara Schingeck


Small (21.2" x 16.4")

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I found inspiration for my drawing, “Our War: Part 00-40a”, from the numerous stories of how two very different cultures were trying to come together and find common ground and trying to understand one another in order to work together for peace in a country that was a combat zone and in chaos.


MEDIUM: mixed-media water color pencil, soft pastel on bond paper

#Our War series prior to August 1, 2010 by Cara Schingeck is a drawing of a U.S. Soldier and Middle East civilian#

The “Our War: Part 00” drawings and paintings I created prior to my brother’s deployment.

I began creating these works when I was informed by my brother that he was going to be deployed.

This artwork symbolized the beginning of the Our War project—the start of me using art as a way to express my self through my art each day.

They are examples of how I came to realize that to stay close to my brother I would do a drawing or a painting a day to stay close to my brother upon his deployment through my “Our War” series.*


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  • Elizabeth Bravo
    Elizabeth Bravoalmost 4 years ago

    This is quite beautiful also, So much passion captured here!! I am sitting with Ruth from above and she has drawn my attention to this. So glad that she did!!

  • Elizabeth, thank you for your comment. I appreciate knowing how you feel about the work.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 4 years ago

    well done work much feeling in tnhis LIz

  • Thank you so much!

    – Cara Schingeck

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Mooreover 3 years ago

    Love the portrayal of this Cara! You have such an important voice for what your brother and all the soldiers are going through. I so appreciate your perspective : )

  • Thank you Lynn
    I appreciate what you have said to me because I try my best to honor my brother and all soldiers in our war…I am not with our soldiers, I do not know what they are truly experiencing. I only know through my research and my daily pain as any pain is felt of a family member feels who has a loved one in our war and that is the art that I create and I do my best to create a voice as you said in your comment which I appreciate so much and it is true that i do my best to do my best to create a voice which I feel needs be be heard in our world today, so many distractions to create apathy, stress, reluctance to take a stand…I feel we need to take notice and honor our soldiers returning and now redeploying in our war that for me seems never ending.
    I appreciate you perspective and I appreciate your caring.


    – Cara Schingeck

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    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image!
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  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 2 years ago


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    Congratulations on your well deserved feature in THE GROUP too!

  • Thank you for featuring my work and the 5C’s banner in The Group

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Thank you for featuring my work in The Group

    – Cara Schingeck

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHesseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful…

  • Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

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