Over the summer, my family visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. It was a powerfully moving visit. I just learned that they are bringing the voices of the Syrian people into the museum to share their experiences with the world. Here's one moving video about a photographer.
I approach making art differently than most artists. For me, I need data behind every stitch I make. Presenting hard data creatively is what motivates me in the studio every day. This blog page will share some of the data I've collected while making this series.
Many people ask me when they see this series, how I chose the images I portray? Just the other day, I was able to explain to a viewer that yes, indeed there were helicopters flying over Aleppo in response to seeing them in my piece "Before/After Night Sky of Aleppo". The Syrian regime was responsible. Many children who have fled Syria still have severe PTSD when they hear a helicopter fly overhead.