Artwork was created in 2014.
"The Closure" (12 March, 2014)
“The Canadian Forces in Afghanistan” (2001-2014)
The Canadian flag lowering ceremony at ISAF headquarters in Kabul on the 12th of March 2014, marked the closure of Canada's NATO mission in Afghanistan. This 12 year mission (with the first troops to deploy early in 2001), was a war that cost the lives of 158 soldiers and several hundred more who have been physically and emotionally wounded by the tragedies and traumas witnessed during this conflict. This composition is a “montage” of images that symbolically represent this final chapter. There are two soldiers (male and female) lowering the flag against an Afghan landscape with the ISAF building in the distance and the flags of the various nations of the coalition. 158 soldiers saluting represent those Fallen. The “setting” sun and the “reflection” in the puddles symbolize emotions. In the distance, there are the various vehicles and air transport used by the troops of the Canadian Forces.
Print size 11"x14" is a limited edition of 500 and is printed on watercolour paper using archival inks.
Print size 16"x20" is printed on fine art paper using archival inks and is a limited edition of 250.
These prints are signed and numbered by the artist and are shipped flat.