:: war, and the tenacity of hope

In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.

Spoken over 2,000 years ago by the historian Herodotus (484 BC – 430 BC), this observation is still painfully true today. It cuts to the heart of the conflict in Syria, on the faces of children whose world has imploded upon them. As an artist, it is impossible to be a silent bystander. Here are some pieces that are a meditation on what I have witnessed emanating from this brutal war.
If you purchase one of the paintings in this gallery, I WILL DONATE 10% OF THE PURCHASE PRICE to Doctors without Borders, for its life-saving work in Syria and with Syrian refugees.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
—Martin Luther King Jr.