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Spy Plane
Spy Plane
acrylic on panel
30x24 inches

This is based on a wooden model of a U2 spy plane that was shot down over the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It accurately shows the dismemberment of the plane after it crashed. War is always a very childlike endeavor- with it's pageantry and overly simplistic us/them worldview. I think this anti heroic toy-like image is an apt metaphor for our continuing efforts to destroy our fellow creatures due to collective grievances, made up stories, and the all too common impulse to dehumanize the "others."