ORIGINAL NOW SOLD
Freehand pencil drawing on A2 paper
(original for sale $500 Australian. contact me via email for details)
Remember not that they died but what they died fighting for.
Remember that they understood or at least tried to understand the weight of their actions, and that they knew when to put their guns down.
My grandfather and many other men and women fought and many died in the “great wars” ww1 and ww2. They stood up to tyrany and stood for everybodies right to live in a diverse and equal society of agreed upon (voted for) values and laws and the right to live and express each others personal beliefs in respect of our fellow humankind and the world around us flora fauna etc. OK so were not perfect and have a long way to go, but not so far if you actually think about it if we work together. war today has become big business not the means to restoring balance and harmony. maybe today if the people who took our countries to war thought about the weight of their actions at a core level face to face with those they might wage war upon they would change their minds and realise that picking up guns should only be a last resort with a view to developing greater (more peacefull) means of conflict resolution. this subject is so diverse and heavily debated that it would take hours to discuss the topic of war in depth. My statement with this piece is basicly for people in power and people in general to think about the weight of their actions when “bringing out the big guns” so to speak.