Monday, May 31, 2010

In Memory of Those Who Gave All

Steve Mumford is a watercolor and sketch artist who spent time in Iraq in the early 2000s. His water colors were on display in Kansas City back in 2007. In this sketch, a group of soldiers has just heard their comrade died. His work is very powerful--check him out.

I apologize for the reflections on the photo of the art work. There are some better views available on line.


Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
This is powerful indeed.

Thanks for finding an artist for me
to explore!

Ann T.

the observer said...

Ann T:
Thanks for visiting and commenting!

A little inside baseball on how this entry came about:
1. Even tho it was late, I still wanted a Memorial Day post.
2. I put on my thinking cap and remembered I had taken pics of these watercolors when they were on display in KC. I found the photos in my computer..but I couldn't remember the name of the artist. I started the post anyway.
3. I decided to take a Google flyer and typed "Watercolor artist in Iraq" or some such in the search engine.
4. Steve Mumford's name popped up along with links and images. I recognized the name immediately as well as some of the images.
5. I completed the post.

And that's how it happened, folks!

The Observer, riddled with ADD

Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
The Google Flyer! I use it all the time. keeps me lookin' eggheaded.

Ann T.