Artist in residence - US Marines in iraq

#3
The photos are really breathtaking and the drawings capture the essence of the situation in a quite unique way.
How obscene and sad that an artist with such singular abilities is being used to record scenes of war!

MsG
 
#4
Most of you know that I would fit his 'anti-war' progressive liberal description but I think he has captured the essence of what frustrates me with the US and increasing the UK debate about Iran/Iraq etc...

Saturday, December 03, 2005
My Protesters
This is the newspaper article that I mentioned in the previous post. I have no quarrel with protests, or liberal progressive thinking for that matter. However, I'm finding that the left, like many of their protagonists on the far right, are stuck in their own little retrogressive groves.

ROCKLAND - Free speech clashed with free expression on a downtown street corner Saturday as artists opposed to war protested the showing of combat paintings of Marine Sgt. Michael Fay at the Farnsworth Art Museum. Sgt. Fay stood ramrod straight when confronted by the small group of protesters upset with the Farnsworth for exhibiting his paintings of combat forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. The afternoon sun reflected off the combat ribbons pinned to his green uniform, and the red chevrons on his sleeves glinted in the finish of his spit-shined shoes as Fay listened to his challengers.

"The protesters objected to the show's content and what they claimed was the museum's "implicit support of war." They said a more balanced show would include images of civilian deaths and mass destruction. To represent one facet of military life in combat zones without placing it in the context of the true costs of war displayed a lack of sensitivity, they said.
I hope that I try not get stuck in 'retrogressive groves'

Link to that Blog Page... Sound Bloke perhap we should invite him to be an honory 'Arrser'

Edited to get the essence of thoughts into my post...
 
#7
Hey lads, thanks for taking notice of the humble scratchings of a Yank, and an Irish one at that. Warrant Officer Michael Fay USMCR
 
#9
MDFay, great "humble scratchings" - nice one.
Err ...(coughs), one minor point,
<puts Sapper hat on>:
Might want to (if there is a next time) tell the fella watching the Sapper conducting route clearance that he's standing too close! (Hang on, where were YOU when you scatched this?).....
Seriously, congrats again, good luck with the finished versions.

Tread safe
S
 
#12
American_Dominion said:
Good work there Warrant Officer.

Show these Limeys something to bare their yellowed teeth about.
I'm sure that WO Fay will treat this attempt to provoke with the same contempt as UK members.
You are beginning to become an annoying little tick American Dominion....... not enough to disturb my inner wa and cosmic harmony, not enough to even furrow my brow, but enough for me to register the fact that you have the potential to equate to something unpleasant on the sole of my boot...........do fook off, theres a good chap.
 
#13
rickshaw said:
American_Dominion said:
Good work there Warrant Officer.

Show these Limeys something to bare their yellowed teeth about.
I'm sure that WO Fay will treat this attempt to provoke with the same contempt as UK members.
You are beginning to become an annoying little tick American Dominion....... not enough to disturb my inner wa and cosmic harmony, not enough to even furrow my brow, but enough for me to register the fact that you have the potential to equate to something unpleasant on the sole of my boot...........do fook off, theres a good chap.
As stated on other threads, this juice of turd is not American and is probably a scummy journo-reptile. The above remarks ref our fondness for anti-scurvy requisites and our allegedly off-white dental state goes slightly against it's original post where it claimed to be an officer an a gentleman....
It is close to a new set of mod-awarded medals, methinks. Roll on.
 
#14
Darling: Are you sure this is what you saw Blackadder?

Blackadder: Absolutely. I mean there may have been a few more armament factories, and [looks sideways at George] not quite as many elephants, but...
 
#15
Gentlemen, I have nothing but admiration for you Brits, however should anyone post a disparaging remark about the Frogs, well that would be another matter entirely.
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#20
Mister Fay, Sir......welcome. Love the drawings and good luck with the book :wink:

If you find yourself in Balad, say 'Lo to Colonel Lance N#####d for me - and tell him everyone in Andover is wishing him safe home....you too...chin up, head down....roll on tourex.


Le Chevre
 

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