The Price of War Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati [Nov. 14-Jan. 10, 2009]

The Price of War

The Price of War, gallery view

2008, oil/mixed media on canvas, 4' x 5'

Old men start wars. They all make it sound so good and noble, but they never let us see the caskets of the young soldiers who die so the old men can feel like heroes. One of the most important things an artist can do is to use art to the show us the high price we pay in money and in lost lives for old men's vanity.

The Price of War, detail