My site: PaintingToAfghanistan.com ________________________________________________________________
My project focuses a 10 painting series about reservist soldiers who leave their jobs, school and families to serve a tour in Afghanistan. This is not a cometary on war or the west's involvement in Afghanistan. Its about documenting how these volunteers are trying to make a difference , about how they are affecting the Afghans and about how they deal with the strife and loss that is always just around the corner in a country gripped by war. Its my intent to capture them in their element, to provide context to their stories and give meaning to my own contribution as an artist.
The culmination of the project is a dedicated art show where 10 large paintings, numerous preliminary sketches and water-color work-ups will be presented. These preliminary sketches, paintings and some custom, vintage, luggage stickers (based on the finished piece, 'Going Away') will be given out to everybody who pledges. And remember, your backing only kicks in when I've met my goals so please share this with your friends and family.
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