Lyrical Expressionist
Bernard Re, Jr.

Shock and Awe: Foreign

Shock and Awe: Foreign
[See: Shock and Awe: Domestic]
Year: February 2003 Medium: Oil Size: 16 x 20 Price: $1,650.

About the painting: This work is a commentary on the George W. Bush "shock and awe" foreign (and domestic) policy and the misery it will inflict on innocent people. It is an un-American policy and goes against everything that I believe this country stands for and should be doing in the world and at home. This policy is now being rolled out in foreign lands and within our own borders by a messianic Bush government. The painting shows the Bush trinity (three interlocking circles) of: Christian religion (W with cross), God (G or for George as God) and a bomb icon (symbolizing the Bush policy that retribution, first strike force and military/cultural/economic might equals right). In the cross-hairs are targets. One target is a bunker with a baby (intertwined green, brown lines) (baby symbolizes a real child and our future world). Over the baby is a blue arrow point of a missile coming in through the hatchway above seeking the target - which is under the baby. The blue line of the missile trail forms the head of a agonized mother and her screams. There is a tear drop and a drop of oil. And between the Bush trinity and the mother the demon of war emerges (bomb fuse area is one eye and the eye of the mother the other). Also present is a city with minaret and a broken peace sign. In the foreground targets become shocked and awed eyes and open mouth. This is the companion to "shock and awe" domestic.

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