SLASHTHREE // WAR // EXHIBITION
“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” J.R.R Tolkien
From the word in its most literal form to abstractions reflecting upon internal and interpersonal struggle, the idea of war is one that evokes a deep, emotional response within all of us.
For this reason, the concept was selected as the prompt for Slashthree’s milestone twentieth exhibition; a tour de force, featuring more than 60 beautifully crafted artistic interpretations of this concept in a variety of different media.
Take a good, long look through the gallery; we think you’ll agree that “WAR” is one of the collective’s strongest exhibitions to date.
"Who told thee that?" cried Ahab; then pausing, "Aye, Starbuck; aye, my hearties all round; it was Moby Dick that dismasted me; Moby Dick that brought me to this dead stump I stand on now. Aye, aye,"
Small annotation, this work has been worked on for roughly 1,8 years, on and off of course. In total it has undergone 16 major revisions since then and has been a pleasure and exciting time for details and love that was put into it. A detailed walkthrough for both is in the works, the one from 'Greed' you can find below.
War is profit, profit is not enough.
Wanted to go for a quite simple approach on this one specially. Turned from a rather random artwork into something meaningful, the attached bullets on the face, with the scars and the hat plus the markings in the back all contributed to imagine the vision of a person blinded by the wish to see the world burn.
Thank you for viewing!