Drawing by Mark Vallen

"We are afraid"
Mark Vallen 1987
Pencil on paper - 11 1/2" x 12" inches

Artist's statement:

"This drawing was created as a statement against the wars that raged throughout Central America in the 1980s. The children of the region suffered the most, and it is to them that I dedicated my drawing.

The artwork was published as a flyer announcing a massive peace demonstration in Los Angeles in 1987. The image was further disseminated in 2009 when it was featured in "Man's Inhumanity to Man: Journey out of Darkness" an exhibit at the Brand Library Art Gallery in Glendale, California.

My drawing was also featured on the second largest Spanish-language TV network in the U.S. (Telemundo 52), when I was interviewed on May 6, 2009, concerning the "Man's Inhumanity to Man" exhibition."

Read about Vallen's related artwork, Voices of Justice.

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