Our War: Day 88-20101027

Cara Schingeck

Tacoma, United States

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FEATURED in You Got it, We Want It
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Military families are military families—So, as I said to my cousin, Michelle, whose son, Jason, currently deployed in Afghanistan—We must stick together

MEDIUM: mixed media in graphite pencil, ink wash, pen, on bond paper

INSPIRATION:
My inspiration for this drawing came from the news on the radio of a mother who lost her son one year ago.

I was moved to create this portrait of two mother’s from two different countries in our war because of her words-the mother who lost her son one year ago in Afghanistan.

The mother spoke of her loss, her pain, her unending grief. She also spoke of her empathy for those who were there that day in Afghanistan…the day that her son lost his life.

The mother spoke of how she felt for those who had to pick up the pieces of body parts of their loved ones-as the soldiers of her son’s battalion had to do so in order to bring him back home to her for his burial.
That is what I show to you today.

A portrait of immense empathy and incredible connection and understanding of our war and how two mother’s are forever linked by loss.

One mother holds the U.S. Flag which has been folded, the other mother is in the forefront and she buries her face.

Both share in pain, both share in loss, both are connected in our war.

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