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Project contains an ongoing series of installations by collage/ mixed media artist David Ball on the topic of war.
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Over the past decade or so, circumstances being what they are in the global social climate, I have unintentionally created a collection of war works. To provide context, I have gathered them together here. 


In the wake of the events of September 11, 2001, I like so many others  was left left in a foggy haze as to what had transpired. The images of the towers were shown and shown again ad nauseam. When I was contacted by Tikkun to create cover art that related to these events, rather than seeking reference, I worked from memory, hoping to capture a greater sense of the emotionality of the event. 
Wake, David Ball ©2011. All Rights Reserved 22"x29",
Private collection. No longer available
Just as Operation Infinite Justice was renamed Operation Enduring Freedom, so the name of "the enemy" was swapped from Osama Bin Laden to Saddam Hussein. In February of 2003, The Bush administration made its case to the United Nations Security Council for the invasion of Iraq. I listened to the NPR broadcasts morning to night throughout these events and as I did so, worked on the triptych Itch.
Itch (triptych), David Ball ©2011, three 22"x29" images, Available
Itch (triptych- left panel), David Ball ©2011, three 22"x29" images, Available
Itch (triptych- middle panel), David Ball ©2011, three 22"x29" images, Available
Itch (triptych- right panel), David Ball ©2011, three 22"x29" images, Available



In March of 2003, as images of the invasion of Baghdad overwhelmed my television screen like a Hollywood action film, I worked on the image Con. In the image, a brutal force marches through the terrain through pools of blood and oil. As protesters march, colonizers wait, and sheep blindly watch on. 
"Con" ©2003 David Ball