News of Central America

6.5’x 2’x 2′
Paper mache
$1,800 (sold)

This piece was created in 1985 when oppression and conflict in Central America were frequently in the news. It was difficult to know what was really happening in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and other Central American countries because news reports from various sources contradicted each other. It was clear that many people were dying. It was clear that the conflicts were fueled by sources outside those countries. There was the news and there was the story behind the news. Generals made eloquent speeches; poor people died. While this sculpture reflects that particular time and region, it also reflects timeless aspects of war.