I decided to make a painting. My biggest displeasure about what is going on in Syria, is the brutal use of force the government is using against its own people. The use of helicopters and the severity of the bombings puzzles me. In May, in one attack, 49 children were killed. There are reports of children being killed execution style. The fact that this is happening is despicable. I read yesterday that 1,300 children have so far been killed. We are talking about KIDS that are being massacred. No matter what a conflict is about, the killing of innocent children is unjustifiable. I don't care who you are or what you are fighting for or against.
This is what I came up with. It is the Syrian flag. Usually, it would have two green stars on the white stripe. I switched the stars for two small hands that are there to represent the lives of the children that have been taken.
I hope things change.
This is the painting I made a few years ago when everything started in the Middle East, specifically in Iran where protesters were being slaughtered by the government.
Here is the link to that post: http://written-in-crayon.blogspot.com/2010/04/revolution-will-not-be-televised.html
This post went on to become very popular (1,700+ views), specifically abroad. The image of the painting was also used to promote a lecture series on conflicts at the Royal College of Art in London.