Friday, March 16, 2007

Total War


This is in response to the weekly challenge "Total" at Illustration Friday. I referenced the Merriam-Webster dictionary and when I read the third definition, I knew what I wanted to do. I can't take credit for the images, only the collage and I hope who ever took them, that they are safe. This goes out to all those suffering from this war, directly or indirectly.

Main Entry: 1 to-tal
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin totalis, from Latin totus whole, entire
Date: 14th century

1 : comprising or constituting a whole : entire
2 : absolute, utter
3 : involving a complete and unified effort especially to achieve a desired effect <total war>

23 Comments:

At Fri Mar 16, 12:38:00 PM PDT, Anonymous cbobak said...

Totally effective. Very nice piece.

 
At Fri Mar 16, 01:05:00 PM PDT, Anonymous bookyeti said...

a very striking collage

 
At Fri Mar 16, 01:31:00 PM PDT, Blogger Cathy said...

Nice bit of Potatoshop, GZ - love the colours especially!

 
At Fri Mar 16, 01:53:00 PM PDT, Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

A very powerful and beautiful image! Well done.

 
At Fri Mar 16, 03:42:00 PM PDT, Blogger Mauricio said...

Congrats!!!!

Powerfull collage.
Have a nice weekend, Getzapped :o)

 
At Fri Mar 16, 05:33:00 PM PDT, Blogger Rrramone said...

Well done. Sobering...

 
At Fri Mar 16, 05:47:00 PM PDT, Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Well done. Sobering... I second Ramone

 
At Fri Mar 16, 09:11:00 PM PDT, Blogger steve said...

Excellent collage and a healthy dose of some harsh reality.

 
At Fri Mar 16, 09:58:00 PM PDT, Blogger Nabeel said...

sad to see the smiles on their faces and even sadder, no one has done anything .. he's serving his second term .. and both are still free.

 
At Sat Mar 17, 09:22:00 AM PDT, Anonymous laurie W. said...

I love the colours that you used and the composition. Its a beautiful collage that says so much about what is happening in the world today.

 
At Sat Mar 17, 10:18:00 AM PDT, Anonymous aynaku said...

very well done, nice piece and smart take! hope the american army will soon leave iraq...tnx for stopping by.

 
At Sat Mar 17, 10:48:00 AM PDT, Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Great piece! Those two are total! blankety blanks- especially Cheney-- and Ms. Rice is a lot to blame too. It's so sad and unbearably frustrating how they totally killed the perfect opportunity to unite the world after 911- when even some of our critics were looking like allies. Instead, with great arrogance and disregard for the UN- they proceeded to wage a war for control of oil. So they created such immense suffering, irreparably(?) turned the world against us and made our country, and the world a much less safe place. Totally pray for peace.

 
At Sat Mar 17, 11:06:00 AM PDT, Blogger Michelle Lana said...

bold piece..great~

 
At Sat Mar 17, 06:02:00 PM PDT, Blogger gNat said...

Powerful and moving. Nice collage.

 
At Sat Mar 17, 11:17:00 PM PDT, Blogger getzapped said...

I am honored to have all of you take time to speak about this topic. I hoped the collage would generate some discussion around the absurdity and audacity of these evil men, and their cronies. They have led the most corrupt administration in our government's history. I'm disgusted and embarassed to be an American. Although, this collage is seen by many as beautiful, it represents something very ugly.

Peace to all.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 10:30:00 AM PDT, Blogger Shrig said...

WOW... How on earth did I miss this? I love how you have B&C smiling while all of this horror is going on. That makes a very powerful statement.

I can't say whether or not I'm embarrassed TO BE an American, but I certainly am embarrassed and disgusted WITH this country. With everything that has happened, I can't believe we haven't blown ourselves up yet. But, I suppose we are survivors, after all. There is hope that we can not only survive war, but survive our own stupidity.
;)

 
At Mon Mar 19, 12:19:00 PM PDT, Blogger getzapped said...

Shrig- glad you spotted this post. Yes, we are entangled in stupidity, and greed, I might add. I just feel embarrassed by what others think and the stereotyping of what America represents, even if lots of us disagree with the war. Thank you, for your genuine comment.

 
At Mon Mar 19, 12:51:00 PM PDT, Blogger Issi said...

great job :o)

 
At Mon Mar 19, 04:38:00 PM PDT, Blogger HARDWAX said...

Very moving and timely. Your collage is perfectly balanced from the chaos in the foreground, to the peaceful background from which the wheels of war emanate. Beautiful work!

 
At Mon Mar 19, 09:05:00 PM PDT, Blogger md said...

strong statment and work, nicely done

 
At Tue Mar 20, 06:01:00 AM PDT, Anonymous annax said...

Great illo! Thought provoking... wonderfully done!

 
At Wed Mar 21, 11:14:00 AM PDT, Blogger esillustration said...

intense and captivating

 
At Wed Mar 21, 08:28:00 PM PDT, Blogger raindog said...

can't believe i missed this one. i really need to get out more. this is great! very powerful message gz!

 

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