DescriptionThe cost of war. The United States of America imposes its will upon far off nations for various reason, sometimes legitimate, sometimes bogus. The reasons, the costs both human and monetary, the support of the public all come in to question. The cost of spilled American blood is something that has a catastrophic effect on this country. The fracturing of family trees. Our sons and daughters fighting in lands unknown to “liberate” a nation of conflicting beliefs. Beliefs held so strongly that they are worth more than their lives. When these sons and daughter come home in boxes draped in flags, tears are shed, Lives are changed forever. These heroes pledge their lives to protecting our star and stripes, but ask yourself are they ever really in danger to begin with?
Chris Smith, Plymouth Member Since February 2007 Artist Statement Hello all, my name is Chris Smith and I grew up in a small Minnesota town of about 2000 people. I have traveled to many places in these United States, such as Texas, Georgia, the Carolinas, The Dakotas, and many more. I have a degree in portrait photography and have a Movie Review blog called "The Rockport Review". You can check it out at www.Rockportfilm.com. I have also done a lot of stop motion animation, that I have posted on my YouTube Channel.
The influences for my art work come from music, films, art & design and life itself. I am obsessive about movies, independent and otherwise. My personal heroes are David Lynch, David Fincher, W. Eugene Smith, Steven Soderbergh, and all those people who create. Dreams are necessary in a world of chaos.