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UPDATE: 11/16/2011 let’s not forget our soldiers/veterans/people living in Kuwait who live and breathe this air…consider what this means, think about it. Have you heard much about this in the media? I haven’t.

MEDIUM: mixed-media graphite pencil, charcoal, Conte crayon, pastel chalk, colored pencil and ink pen on bond paper.

INSPIRATION: My inspiration for today was to create a drawing of what our war may really be about which is what I have been learning from many sources is that there are soldiers in our war breathing toxic fumes that are polluting the air in our world. Our soldiers are breathing these fumes on a daily basis and I have not read any news on this in our war reporting by our media.
Our soldiers are not only fighting insurgents they are fighting to breathe.

So are the people living in the country that our soldiers are there to help so that our soldiers can come home.
Our soldiers and the civilians are fighting a battle and a battle of terrorism in more ways than one in my opinion the more I find out the more I must consider how far reaching and how long lasting our war will be on all of us.

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cara schingeck, portrait, our war, inspirational, tribute, military, middle east landscape, u s, iraq, afghanistan, global issues, operation iraqi freedom, brother, sister, family, military families, love, life, our community, documentary

Comments

  • toby snelgrove  IPA
    toby snelgrove...almost 4 years ago

    beautifully presented … love you colour work … again, sad and powerful

  • toby, thank you, again so very much.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkeralmost 4 years ago

    Your coloour work is fabulous, these colours give such emotion to this image, love it

  • Thank you Cathy! as you know, I have a lot of emotion for each of my drawings, for this day color just seemed so important to me to convey the subject matter the heat the soot the color of smoke…maybe I chose to use color also because no people are here? I have used color when I draw people though, I do not know at times but I also do not want to over analyze it as well…all I want to say is thank you for appreciating the work and for your comment and that I felt deeply about this as I do all my drawings and this day I felt deeply that color was important to convey visually what I wanted to say to get my point across to the viewer. I appreciate your comment.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    Powerful work, Clara

  • thank you

    – Cara Schingeck

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 4 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Thank you.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • AnimiDawn
    AnimiDawnalmost 4 years ago

    How very powerful!!! This is wonderful art! Congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you, I appreciate your comments.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™almost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Cara, congratulations on your feature!

  • Thank you, very much appreciated.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • LoveringArts
    LoveringArtsalmost 4 years ago

    Your Art always as a message ! yes powerful comes to mind , and big congratulations on your Feature …………Thanks for your very kind words on my Watercolour of Barbara Streisand , I really appriecate ….Px

  • Your comments are always so kind…your portrait deserve the comments I give.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • Cara Schingeck
    Cara Schingeckalmost 3 years ago

    UPDATE: 11/16/2011 let’s not forget our soldiers/veterans/people living in Kuwait who live and breathe this air…consider what this means, think about it. Have you heard much about this in the media? I haven’t.

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