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Our War: Day 84-20101023

Cara Schingeck

Tacoma, United States

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MEDIUM: mixed-media in charcoal pencil, graphite pencil, chalk, ink pen on bond paper.

INSPIRATION:
I know our war – the war in Afghanistan has hurt many civilians.

If you have been following my series then you know that I am aware of this.

Yet, I am always inspired to draw a portrait of how war hurts children, I will never be able to turn away from my need to portray the injury to human spirit or to the injury to the soul of the innocent be it children, women, men, or elderly, let’s just say I care about innocent people.

So, today I made a portrait of a child huddled against a wall that is actually to say he is in a ditch, I chose to draw him in a ditch because I read too many stories of Afghan civilians and our war soldiers dying in ditches.

These are some of the many reason that have inspired my drawing for today.

The dark shadow behind is his own, a shadow of himself or a shadow of what he might have been in another world in different circumstances.

The darkness in the upper right corner is what the child turns his eyes away from-it is a sinister, grim character which I chose not to depict but I feel the child fears.

This drawing caught my eye today and reminded me of my mother and how she cares for all children and show such amazing grace for all

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