Draw me a terrorist, mail art project by Jeroen
Participating artists include David Shrigley, Dan Wilson, Tom Gauld, Bart van Leeuwen and many others
edition (500 copies) is for sale for 60 Euro's
'Being of the opinion that it is an artist's duty to portray and
comment on the world around him, I was confident of a wide participation.
Yet the sensitivity and complexity of the subject soon became clear,
as out of the hundreds of artists I contacted only a handful replied,
some sending in their work anonymously, others declining to take
part at all. It was the July 7th, 2005 terrorist attack on London
that once again reminded us that terror is not something abstract
which only happens on TV "over
there", but can hit closer to home and causes nothing but loss,
pain, anger and above all fear. Then a week after the attack my mailbox
started to overflow with contributions from people worldwide noting their
sadness and support, wanting to express their views.
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