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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

I'll start posting these pieces.  They were made while listening to a really intense podcast on WWI and the ramifications of an old world European mindset facing the modern insanity of the German army.  In short, these Russian or French soldiers would run onto the battle field, en masse, wearing old fashioned decorative uniforms, and marching in order, and would get mowed down by German field guns.  These old world armies were fighting in a style that Napolean would have used 100 years before.  More French soldiers died in the first two days of war, then Americans died in the entirety of the Vietnam war.  Whaaaaa?????  Dan Carlin's Hardcore History….

This piece is 10" x 14", oil and acrylic on Arches watercolor paper.  I dig how the soldier, with calm French cool, is looking at his new ventilated skull….

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