Desert Storm, Acrylic on canvas 104 x 84 1992
“A turning point in how we were dealing with the rest of the world.”–G
A blaze of images, faces, historical figures, indeed a storm of colors. Giovanni represents a collage of a colossal event, investing in it an energy that matches the destructive nature of such a force. It involves so many ideologies, personalities, and passions. The leaders of the two nations are on the left side, acknowledging each other. The painting is surrounded by inscriptions that resembles propaganda, with bold, upper-case letters. The American flag fades into the center of the painting. The painting has a burst of energy and is filled with elements that continue to pull you into the painting.