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War in the Gulf
90x98 cms
Over the past few years I have been reading a series of books on WWII focusing on people's stories rather than on military operations. This extensive reading became part of my inspiration. It is crucial to remind everyone of the dangers of war: death, loss, suffering, starvation, humiliation and deprivation are only a few of the many consequences innocent people have go through.

The Great War was supposed to be the 'war to end all wars'. But an estimated ten million lives were lost. WWII should have been set as a devastating example which should never be waged again, and yet politicians and leaders don't seem to conserve what has been gained with suffering. There are lessons to be learnt from the experiences of other countries which have suffered prolonged onslaughts, attacks and acts of terrorism. But why don't we learn?
Man has always sought for power, and empowerment implies domination.

Only through personal suffering does man have a chance to regenerate. Since the beginning of mankind man has always fought for survival; when survival became power, man began to widen his horizons to the detriment of the weak. Money and personal interest seem to be what draws people towards war and destruction. But only when everything is lost do they realise the value of life. It is through loss that people regenerate and gain wisdom which, unfortunately, is never appropriately passed on to the young.

Destructive decision
200 x 140 cms
The pain, the brutality, the excruciating agony of solidiers and civilians caught in the fury of battle
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it... always."
Mahatma Gandhi

"I cittadini del mondo non riescono neppure più a piangere le tragedie del terrore: a una bomba segue un'autobomba, a ogni morto una vendetta che genera altri morti e altre vendette. Nomi diversi – guerra, terrorismo, violenza – si traducono poi, tutti, in corpi umani fatti a pezzi e in pezzi di umanità perduti per sempre."

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