Our War: Day 250-20110407

Cara Schingeck

Tacoma, United States

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I was inspired to create this mixed media painting of the sand storm in Kuwait that occurred on March 25th of this year because my brother took the photo that I used to create my painting.
In other words, my brother was there and experienced the sand storm first hand along with many other people, many other Soldiers.

I first learned of the Kuwait sand storm on March 28th when my brother sent me a You tube video. He was in one of the buildings that I depicted in my painting.
This storm was immense and one that had not been seen in Kuwait for many years. It was a storm like none other ever experienced by many U.S. Soldiers.
I just recently received his photos of the storm so I painted his view of the storm. However, I painted the storm in unreal colors because in my interpretation, from my perspective it was an event that was real yet surreal.
This is my own way of depicting events as I see them because I have know way of really understanding what it was like to be there of course.
mixed media: colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, pastel

Light Shining Out of Darkness
William Cowper
God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never-failing skill
He treasures up his bright designs,
And works his sovereign will.
Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take!
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy, and shall break
In blessings on your head.
Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust him for his grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower,
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain.

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