A personal artwork for a change
In the 1970's I was conscripted into the army in part because there were 'Reds under bed'. We here taught how to track, set up Claymore ambushes, fire RPG's, shoot a coin off a brick and to go out and find other young men and kill them. Most of us were too young to drive a car and we weren’t allowed into a pub.
During that time the government felt the need to preserve our moral purity by banning images of topless women so that we could go and slaughter total strangers with pure, unsullied souls.
When I was finally allowed to leave the military 12 years later, I was old enough to drive a car and visit pubs. I had served my country and done what was asked of me but even then, if I’d been found in possession of an image of a semi-naked women the penalty would have been jail - exactly the same sentence had I refused to fight in their ridiculous war…
Acrylic paint and Prismacolor pencil on MDF board, 24 x 36 inches.