I was drawn to the "J'Accuse" statement for many personal reasons involving the Holocaust. When the world allowed six million Jews to be murdered, it lost its morality and has been going steadily downhill.
It was only as the work continued to develop that it became conceptualized as a universal and indeed ageless statement of man's inhumanity. Thus the expansion of the concept to treat Kent State, the Munich Olympics, Northern Ireland, and the South African tragedies have made me committed to reaching out for a continued documentation of these occurrences, as well as other atrocities, as they continue to occur to this day.
The hope is that the impact of the series will serve not only as representation of these individual events, but of the daily inhumanity which man must cope with and learn to control.
To be silent is to acquiesce. I choose to speak through the language I am most intimate with . . . Art.
As Albert Camus once wrote: "Without peace I see only agony. With peace all is possible and the historical contradictions in which we live transcend. In the meantime we must live, we must create in the storm."