OH SAY…, 2012

Ink brush, 26 x 37 inches 

At the train station, Johnny says goodbye to his girlfriend and family. Now it's off to the front, orchestrated by patriotic sounds. "JohnnygetyourgunJohnnygetyourgunJohnnygetyourgun..." resounds in his head. 

"And their lives if necessary that democracy may not perish from the face of the earth.“

It´s a longway to Tiperrary it´s a long way to go

"Don´t get scared Kareen. It´s all right.“

"As that great patriot Patrick Henry said“

"As that great patriot Patrick Henry said“

Johnny get your gun get your gun get your gun

"As that great patriot George Washington said“

(From: "Johnny got his gun“, Kensington Publishing Corp.) 

In Germany, "the fat Bertha from weapons manufactorer Krupp curtsies", everywhere people proclaim that their nation is under divine protection and that when soldiers die, they do so happily – because it is always for the most important of all nations: "for they are gladly dying.“