Kathy Weaver

"The Antagonists"; Charcoal, airbrush, gouache on paper; 45 x 42 inches

“The Antagonists”; Charcoal, airbrush, gouache on paper; 45 x 42 inches

Anger and revenge over these perceived territorial rights, whether in the form of land, possessions or people, have led to generational wars where people die, refugees wander seeking food and shelter, and the environment is desiccated. In personal battles, victims may be killed, families torn apart, children bewildered and terrified. Yet, through all the grief and evil brought about by displaced anger, people persevere and endure. Life persists and continues.

This large-scale drawing shows the toll of violent confrontation, exploring the effects of war on families, soldiers and civilians. Their struggles and resultant violence may be global (warring nations or tribes) or intimate (contests of will between two personalities).