In Afghanistan and Pakistan, unmanned drones have become the weapons of choice of the U.S. military and C.I.A. Operators, who sit at computer screens thousands of miles from their targets. An appalling number of civilian men, women and children have become unintended casualties of such "targeted killings" in this one-sided robotic warfare. The painting grew out of the artist's efforts to imagine what the presence of unmanned drones must be like for people on the ground.
Lillian Moats is a Chicago area writer, artist and film-maker. The award winning animated art films she has produced with her partner JP Somersaulter have appeared in festivals around the world.