Artwork > Nerves on Fire: Reflections on WWII

A Scorched Dog Tag, 2013

WWII,  Pacific War, Flame thrower, Pacific Island
acrylic on panel
18" x 26"

Throughout the Japanese-held islands in the Pacific, flame throwers were used to reach those stubbornly entrenched in caves and bunkers who refused to surrender. Because of the stoicism, futility, and sense of honor of the Japanese, fire became the harbinger of what eventually would incinerate their cities.