War Crimes Destroy Ahmici, Bosnia Mosque
War Crimes Site-Bosnia, Catastrophes/Disasters, Peaceful Dimensions, Everyday Female Activists & Feminists, 1984 Winter Olympics
Categorized in these topics: Women's Trauma Issues
Posted Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 11:30 AM
Artist Erin Hilleary illustrator for the Blood & Honey Icons based on South Slavic “Old Europe” archeological artifacts was attracted to the narrative in a photograph Danica Anderson took on one of her trauma training & treatment pilgrimages to Bosnia. With her exposure to Danica’s book,
Baba Yaga Crone Inscriptions: Blood & Honey Icons: South Slavic Women’s Wisdom amid a World of Catastrophic Violence, Erin in the evolution of her life faces the catastrophic horror of war in Bosnia through her canvas. Hilleary takes an “Everyday Female Activist & Feminist” step by step, thousands of small acts with her brush strokes to question the hatred, violence of war and how an ordinary photo could contain so much suffering and contingency. Erin has not traveled or set her footprints in Bosnia to date. Hilleary’s iconic art expresses how women in solidarity travel the planet effortlessly in their heartfelt actions and sum of accumulated life experiences; intrinsic mystery of life is the eloquent theme that protests against the braggadocio of war. Her painting hangs in the New Mosque built on the war crimes site in Ahmici, Bosnia about a half hour from the 1984 Winter Olympics.