Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Last evening I watched an amazing documentary titled, "God Grew Tired of Us". It is a chronicle of several of the "Lost Boys of Sudan" who escaped a civil war, walked thousands of miles barefoot and ultimately ended exported to America as part of relief efforts. Anyone who has not seem this movies owes it to themselves to see how the "other half" lives.
All day long I have been reviewing the images I saw in this film and trying to figure out what I now do with this information. As an artist I am able to express myself via visual images. In the painting "Meanwhile "Back in the Congo" I used the contrast pridefulness I had after fixing my toilet with the realities of women living in Africa who were exposed to sexual assault, destruction of everything they hold dear and murder of friends and family.
I have yet decided what images will be used to express my experiences after seeing this film. My only hope is to pass on this information and hope together we can come up with a resolution for this horrible human tragedy.