I have been fortunate to be included in Cecelia Kane's "The Hand to Hand Project."
She says "Since March 2003, when the war in Iraq began, I started a series of paintings in response to the war. I chose as my material simple cotton gloves and painted a news story each day about the war directly on to them.
Each glove is a "rosary bead" in a daily witnessing. In 2006, I expanded the project to include nearly 200 artists as a continuing community dialog."
Final Venues: August 14 - September 25, 2010 ATHICA Athens Institute of Contemporary Art 160 Tracy Street, Unit 4 Athens, GA 30601 USA
October 8 - November 20, 2010 The Chaffee Art Center 16 South Main Street Rutland, Vermont 05701
My statement: "I have opposed this war from word one, so was surprised how evenhanded, how egalitarian, was my sadness for all participants, pro and con. If I had not painted these gloves during a slow news week when relatively insignificant events were the only ones reported, this insight might not have registered. However, from these tawdry stories I could see that our taxes have paid for destruction far beyond the mere ruin of nations and of armies. Small things also died, including many, many quiet intangibles like our own sense of our innate decency. We might never recover."