In the sheet of slides the first eight represents responses to the destruction in Beruit, Bosnia and Chechnya. The works are comprised of various paint media, photocopies, enlarged and reduced, text-quotations and attached objects.
The paintings were done in pairs; the left panel is mostly consumed with the bombed-out image and the right panel shows the bombed-out image reduced and fading into a deep space. The pairs themselves are successively reduced and are 1/4 the size of its predecessor.
Slides 1 & 2: 803/8” x 637/8”
Left panel text: SHALL WE SERVE THE HORS D’OEURVES AND COCKTAILS NOW OR SHOULD WE WAIT UNTIL THE SHELLING STOPS. (Over heard in Beruit, from: Beruit to Jerusalem by T. Freidman) The surrounding objects are toy war planes and soldiers. 1994-1995.
Right panel text: ...THE MOST COMMON...SOURCE OF FACTIONS HAS BEEN THE VARIOUS...UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY. (The Federalistby James Madison) The surrounding objects are toy animals. 1995.
Slides 3 & 4: 40” x 32”
Left panel text: SWITZERLAND HAD... LOVE...500 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY...PEACE- AND WHAT DID THAT PRODUCE? THE CUCKOO CLOCK. (From The Third Man by Graham Greene) The surrounding objects are car stick-ons. 1995.
Right Panel: ...EUROPEAN PEOPLES WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPIER...IF THE PRIESTHOOD HAD BEEN DEBARRED FROM OWNERSHIP OF LAND. (From the Talmud: Deuteronomy XVIII, 1-8,) The surrounding objects are car medals. 1995.
Slides 5 & 6: 20” x 16”
Left panel text: THE SPECTACLE IS A[N]...OPIUM WAR WHICH...MAKES PEOPLE IDENTIFY GOOD WITH COMMODITIES AND SATISFACTION.... (From The Society as Spectacle byGuy Debord) The surrounding objects are medals of Kasmir Lenin. 1995.
Right panel text: THE CAPTURING OF...ANIMALS AS...SYMBOLIC OF THE CONQUEST OF ALL DISTANT AND EXOTIC LANDS. (From About Looking by John Berger) The surrounding objects are assorted figures. 1995.
Slides 7 &8: 10 1/4” x 8 3/4”
Right panel text: NEXT TO OF COURSE GOD AMERICA I LOVE YOU LAND OF THE PILGRIMS’ AND SO FORTH. (bye.e. cummings) The surrounding objects are religious medals and milagros. 1995.
Left panel text: GODDAMMIT LOOK ... THEY GOT THINGS AND WE AIN’T...THEY DO THINGS...WE CAN’T ...IT’S LIKE LIVING IN JAIL. (From Native Sonby Richard Wright) The