Saturday, July 15, 2006

Hung in the Balance, Collateral Damage VN

Hung in the Balance, Collateral Damage VN, by Mary Stebbins, Tait.

If prayers help and poetry helps and art helps and even war supposedly helps, then why do we till have war?

And why innocent people?

This is a submission for complexity, and before judging it too hastily for busy-ness, please consider that it is 42 X 35 inches in its full size.

I realize it IS busy, but all the elements in it seemed important to its message. SO what I want to know, is, IS it too busy for it's full size? Is it too busy for its online size?

I'm upset by the killing of so many innocent people. And I feel helpless. I don't know if art helps in any way. I hope it does. Posted by Picasa


moo said...

Wouldn't that be great if we could just express ourselves in art and all war would go away. A bit like prayer I guess. It is so hard to understand. Why can't everyone be like us and just get along with anyone and everyone? It hurts to look at this picture just about as much as reading the news.
I am sure this is not too busy at 42 x 35. Anyway it is entered under complexity so that is what we are expecting. I don't find it too busy. It works for me.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh good, thank you, I'm glad it works. I am sorry it hurts though. I want it to hurt the peple who are responsible for making war, but they probbaly will ever see it and if they did, it probably wouldn't touch them the way it touches you and me.

I have some more complexity and simplicity shots but haven't' had time to post them--but I will I hope.

femmes-grenouille said...

a bit strange pic ... i like the colors

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much femmes-grenouille! I appreciate your kindness. Mary :-D

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

XOX to Kate Val and femmes-grenouille

femmes-grenouille said...

nice :)
the shape of the man makes me think of matisse (french painter , i think u know him )

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much! I'm sorry we missed this comment somehow! !

Thank you.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

And yes we do know Matisse. THANKS :-D