The bombed Iraq car, donated by Jeremy Deller, to the Imperial War Museum (IWM), is an ongoing source of fascination. I spent several weeks doing detailed pencil studies in my sketchbook. Looking at the abstract beauty of the deep curves of the twisted metal in the safety of the museum environment, throws up a searing contrast with the awareness of the horror of the violence of the event in Baghdad. It’s a challenge to reconcile the beauty with the horror and I regard this subject as ongoing ‘work in progress.’

Charcoal, lino prints and coloured pencil drawing:

Iraqi-Car,-second-section-of-lino-print

Car from Iraq (detail 2) lino print

Car from Iraq (detail 1) lino print 220 x 63 cm

Car from Iraq (detail 1)
lino print 220 x 63 cm

Bombed Car from Iraq (detail 1) charcoal 77 x 58 cm

Bombed Car from Iraq (detail 1)
charcoal 77 x 58 cm

Bombed Car from Iraq (front) charcoal 77 x 58 cm

Bombed Car from Iraq (front)
charcoal 77 x 58 cm

Detail of Bombed Car, Iraq (1) coloured pencil 41 x 27 cm

Detail of Bombed Car, Iraq (1)
coloured pencil 41 x 27 cm

Detail of Bombed Car, Iraq (2) coloured pencil 41 x 27 cm

Detail of Bombed Car, Iraq (2)
coloured pencil 41 x 27 cm

Project: Car from Iraq

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