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September 1, 2008

Response to Quarter Gallery

Upon looking through the Quarter Gallery, I was quickly drawn to "Coloring Book (edited)" Honestly, it made me laugh out loud. The fact that a soldier with a grenade would be in a coloring book is a grim look on the todays media in itself, and the quote "The hand grenade is thrown like a football" makes this message laughably cynical. The asterisk next to the grenade is beautifully stylized to match the art style of the coloring book, and my favorite part of this artwork is the pointing-out-the-obvious quote added to the bottom of the page, "The hand grenade is not meant to be caught." The whole piece is an outright critique to culture, executed beautifully well.