Denise Bowes, Beth Robinson
When War in Iraq seemed inevitable, Denise painted this
work on fabric in order to carry it in an anti-war protest.
It shows Cheney and Rumsfeld as the power behind Bush, pushing
him into war in Iraq. The concept is modeled after the portrait
by Raphael of Pope Leo X, showing that his cardinals had most
of the power. The triangle, resting on its narrow point, suggests
the instability of our world. Beth had worked with returning
WW2 injured soldiers in a rehabilitation capacity, and embroidered
the repetitive, camouflage-coloured diagonal lines to increase
the tension of the piece. Sewing through the duration of the
war was a time for mourning the senseless loss of life in
Acrylic on cotton with cotton embroidery, mounted on a pine
41" height by 32-1/2" width by 3/8" depth.