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MEDIUM: mixed-media using graphite pencil, watercolor pencil, colored pencil on bond paper.

DESCRIPTION/INSPIRATION:

My drawing today is a portrait of two soldiers in a tank that was recently delivered to Afghanistan.

I have known for a while now that the equipment from the Iraq war is now being sent to the war in Afghanistan just as troops who served in the Iraq war are now or will soon be redeployed to Afghanistan.

My portrait today is a portrait to honor the strength and perseverance of these brave soldiers who continue to serve their country.

I am proud of all of those who choose to do what they feel is right for them-including those who choose not to reenlist as well.

The soldiers and the equipment have had to make a very quick turn around as far as down time.

I am not comparing human being to machinery. I am making simply saying that it amazes me how efficient, effective and skillful the military has been able to redeploy so many people and resources.

You see, I do not consider human beings resources I consider them human beings…equipment are resources.

Human beings in my opinion are extremely resilient because even though now our soldiers are receiving much more assistance to address issues arising from combat fatigue, I feel that our soldiers who return to combat zones are stronger than any tank.

I am also very proud of the Third Army and their amazing ability to move so much equipment that our soldiers need to be safe and do their mission so they can come home from Afghanistan. The

Third Army met President Obama’s deadline and delivered equipment such as the tanks and much more efficiently, effectively plus ensuring that the equipment was in top shape to be sure that our soldiers would have the best equipment possible, to support our soldiers in combat…I am very proud of all of our soldiers and our military who continue to serve the United States military.

I do pray for the end of this war. I do hope, pray, look forward to the day this war is finally over.

Soon, there will be children who will be teenagers, young adults who never knew a day in their life that this war did not exist.

Their whole life will have had been lived under shadow of this war and for me is unacceptable.

I assume that this thought of mine is nothing any one of you have also not already considered, but, it just strikes me today as an awful thought that just needs not to happen for our youth.

Maybe this will be a drawing for another day…

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cara schingeck, war, tanks, marines, america, pencil, abstract realism, fine art, third army, transportation, our war, graphite, portrait, u s, military, watercolor, gesture, gestural, combat, soldiers, afghanistan, tribute, honor, story, resiliency, operation iraqi freedom, president obama, army

Comments

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneover 3 years ago

    powerful harrowing image Cara

  • Thank you for your comment…much appreciated always.

    – Cara Schingeck

  • RickGeorge
    RickGeorgeover 3 years ago

    can feel the tension…

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 3 years ago

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Mooreover 3 years ago

    Excellent work as usual Cara!

  • Thank you Lynn.

    – Cara Schingeck

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