Monday, August 07, 2006

Illustration Friday: Capture



Someone's got hold of that peace dove again, and they're not gonna let her go. As usual, the 'collateral' damage in war includes children and senior citizens... on all sides (and there seem to be more than just two sides).

Heard a news report yesterday that said, "Americans will feel the pain of this conflict at the gas pump." Yes, actual words. Bodies are being blown apart or stuffed into bags, and we're suffering (?) at the gas nozzle.

I do not forget the families of those in our military. I pray daily that the soldiers will be coming home soon.

Maybe we can find out who's captured that tired and beaten old dove, and get them to unshackle her. Peace to all of you who read this and to all whose lives are being shattered.

17 comments:

Amy Zaleski said...

Very touching post. The shackle is especially effective.

L. A. Stern said...

AMEN! You've communicated a timely idea with this. So much death and destruction in the world.... I hope she flies free soon

Valeriannah said...

I know who's killing the Dove....money, greed and power. Thank you for your thoughtfull post! If you really wish to learn more about those culprits, look here...http://www.freedomtofascism.com/

Diane Duda said...

Lovely, heartfelt post.

Ellen said...

You go guy! My feelings exactly!! Very striking piece!

ValGalArt said...

Peace to you to buddy! It's so hard not to feel down, I hope that things can change soon... Fly higher everyone!

The Tart said...

Wow. You really got this one perfectly.

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

HARDWAX said...

I love this illustration-so beautiful the dove but ugly reality shackles her. Your words bring the ugliness of the times to an even sharper focus. Wonderful work!

Gabrielle said...

A very painful post with a beautiful but painful image.

Ellen Byrne said...

A perfect illustration for today's world! Well done, as usual!

IdiotHead said...

Very thought provoking image and essay. How true. I hope peace flies free soon and to great heights.
8^)

Janet said...

Perfect image, and great words too!I am really behind on my blogging lately....I like you last weeks clean glasses, too!

smoen said...

Very strong piece! I love your statement and how you said it. You have a great stle. Awesome illo!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Beautiful drawing, beautiful words.

dex mission said...

thank you for the kind words.

im not new to photoshop by any means, ive been using it since 3, so i guess that helped the transition to digital painting.

i like the boldness in your line. was this all digital? it looks very muck like lino print as well.

thanks again!

modroom said...

I'm nibbling at the chain as much as I can to free the dove!!

madretz said...

Amen to peace.