Artist Statement

All war and horror leave legacies of questions. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be a soldier in war on any side. I have a basic concept, as an American child of the 1960’s, of the possibilities of resistance and of a consideration for the humanity of others. But I cannot say what I would do in extreme circumstances of oppression or war. Would I commit atrocities? Would I be brave? Would I watch out for my neighbors or turn them in? Would I protect others? The more I have worked, researched, taught and thought about war and genocide, the more questioning I have experienced on the nature of good and evil, and on what is referred to as “human nature.”