George Klauba
Guadalcanal
2012
acrylic on board
14.5" x 18"
Guadalcanal: 1942. The painting portrays a dead Japanese soldier. He will gradually dissolve into the environment beneath and around him; while, the prayers from the charms floating above will,hopefully, follow him into eternity. That is the ultimate his family can hope for.

As a child in the 1940s, images of these have haunted my imagination and have continued, at times, through the ensuing years.

The U.S. eagle tattoo at the top proclaims our victory