The Wounded Soldier 2 Pastel on Paper, 10″ X 9.75″
Combat soldiers have a very special relationship to one another. They are brothers. They look out for and feel responsible for each other. A combat soldier would give his life to save a combat brother. Very often they maintain ties and look after a fallen brother’s family. This is sometimes difficult for non-combatants to understand. I do, however, know and understand this. I love them all the more, those I know and those I do not, for their readiness to give their life for a brother. They are all my children whom I wish to protect, to hug to keep safe.