Served in Kuwait and Iraq U.S. Illinois Army National Guard 1244th Transportation Company 2003-2004
From the Artist:
To me "art" provides a space to present and communicate complexity. It is not restrictive to a language, a symbol, and ideology, a system, a narrative... but instead "art" can provide a freedom to find new ways to express memories, thoughts, and emotions that can challenge historical ways of communicating.
I didn't understand the war. I did not understand the ease of dehumanization or the ambiguous, anxious convoys of nothingness, for nothing. I did not understand the day-in-day-out reality of dust-covered skin, uniform, truck, and children. I wanted to think this American kid from the Midwest could help the oppressed Iraqi people.