Cowboys and Indians, Martyrs and Infidels

Cowboys and Indians, Martyrs and Infidels

Two 12' x 3'
Graphite on Vellum

"Helen Wilson’s grouping of recent images titled Boys Playing Martyrs and Infidels Playing Cowboys and Indians seems to reach for the core of the matter, as if to say that the impulse to enact violent struggle lay within the deep psychological make-up of the human male. It seems to have the right kind of psychological distance for the way that we experience real conflict via mediated images, and it invites an ambiguous multi-dimensional reading that might be taken as a universalist apology for the bad decisions leading up to our troubled times."
- Mark Van Proyen

Excerpt from review for Napa Valley Museum's
Discrepancy: living between war and peace, Exhibition
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