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Weapons of Choice by Peacewise Weapons of Choice by Peacewise
Pen and Ink, Pencil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache, and Charcoal on Paper, 2008
18"x18"

Summarily: contrasting the aesthetics of war with the images of hope and peace.

Central image is obviously the Tank Man (aka Unknown Rebel), most of the other tanks are from the South Ossetia conflict. Tanks and helicopters make up the majority of the imagery because they are objects of assault and control, symbols of oppresive fighting force that is in the state of occupying and destroying resistance, rather than images of fighters that engage the enemy who is on equal footing (ie, while the F22 is arguable the symbol of the US air force, it's role in constant oppresion of an occupied state is minimal, as it is expensive to field, and at that point has little by way of mission profile that is relevent to engage. Tanks on the other hand are always welcome to beat down on those with less of a fighting force.)
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