Toy Soldiers Convey The Unrecorded Casualties Of War [Pics]

Toy Soldiers Convey The Unrecorded Casualties Of War [Pics]
Design

A transfiguration of a traditional toy depicts veterans whose lives are forever changed by battle.

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 9 may 2011

In a sobering piece, the creative minds at Dorothy have transfigured traditional toy soldiers to convey the unrecorded casualties of war. The art is a reaction to a piercing 2009 article in the Colorado Springs Gazette detailing the depression one battalion of soldiers endured in the aftermath of their tour in Iraq. The art is moving for evoking imagery with a contemporary base, but transcendent for culling out the myth perpetuated to our youth surrounding heroism in war and violence.

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