Artist Statement:

“Attention”, is a series of mixed media figurative paintings which focuses on the relationship between the courageous portrayal of military men and what is concealed beneath the surface. Courage, for these men, meant going against their fear and anger to do that which was scary and tough to do. All of the military men on all sides around the globe showed courage as they fought for their countries.

I have chosen to place their unforgettable portraits above several layers of found objects and warfare related memorabilia which are then carefully excavated and detached to reveal the meaning and truth below the surface.

Having no war experience and no political message to convey, this series, while paying homage to our troops and to the precious lives that are lost during a conflict, is more focused on the profound courage that our men need to have and often need to portray.