Iraq War, Acrylic on canvas 112 x 112 2005
“Such chaos, pestilence, and crime.”–G
Images of inferno, clouds of fire, and the American troops uniformly marching toward three men about to be executed. In the foreground corpse lye dressed in primary colors of red, yellow, and blue. Faces of agony and passion crowd the background and an ancient temple stands pristine, unbroken in the midst of war. The soldiers appear robotic, and impersonal with their backs facing the viewer. The pain of the other nation is very clear. Giovanni shows sympathy for both sides and shows hatred of only one thing, war. The images merge into each other and are determined to mimic the effect and harm of war.