San Francisco, CA
I immediately decided to try to convey the concept of absence. When I consider war, I think of the horror of loss - a person, a village, an institution is one moment present, the next moment gone - magnified by the omnipresent terror anticipating loss. I did not want to illustrate a woman holding her sick or dead child, leaving that imagery to a photographer or another painter, but preferred to show the person simply not there, forward and backward in time. The child figure is emphasized by white explosion smoke and white lettering.
Jane Norling's passion for justice is realized in community murals, posters and digital art, graphic design and illustration, and landscape based abstract painting.