Friendly fire

A strange paradoxical concept. Today again a number of soldiers were killed or hurt by mistake by their allies. Wars are the outcome of decades, sometimes centuries of mistakes. And they themselves create more mistakes. My videos “here to infinity” and “irrepressible” address this obssessive and repetitive compulsion to try to deal with our mortality and drive for survival by aggressive domination. This latest tragic event will only be a one day headline soon forgotten with the appropriate apology and investigation, only to repeat itself soon enough. Last year I painted this image trying to capture the instant of the explosion when it may seem beautiful before it turns to horror. This fire is never friendly.

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