All Quiet on the Eastern Front
January 28, 2022
Size (h w d): 48 x 36 x 1.5 in
Medium: Acrylic On Canvas
This piece is based on a source photo Bryce saw on CNN, taken by photographer Timothy Fadek. Fadek was photographing and talking to Ukrainian soldiers as they waited for the imminent invasion by the Russian military.
"When I saw the photo, I was affected by it," says Bryce. "It was so simple. Just a Ukrainian soldier holding a cat, at or near the front lines. We felt like we were almost through COVID, and that we were trying to get a world economy back on track. We should be fighting climate change, but Putin put the world on edge. Little did we know at that moment how brutal this war would be, or the types of atrocities we would see the Russians commit. At the time, this picture was emblematic of the proverbial 'calm before the storm.'"