C-print face-mounted on plexi, with floating box mount on rear
Edition of 4, 18” by 24”
From the Dog Warrior Series (From the Ledger Books of the Dog Warriors)
In this scene a Peace Activist from the International Solidarity Movement is being treated in a Palestinian hospital having been severely injured by Israeli forces. Members of this international organization are dedicated to liberating the Occupied Territories by Gandhian non-violent direct action. They have been arrested, beaten shot and killed by Israeli Defense Forces.
Rachel Corrie of Washington state was recently killed by the IDF for attempting to stop the illegal bull-dozing of a Palestinian home for the construction of the so-called Apartheid wall. Tom Hundall of the U.K. was recently shot and killed by Israeli forces while acting as a human shield for Palestinian children trying to cross the street. Eric Ringsby is a member of the International Solidarity Movement.
The original “Ledger Books of the Dog Warriors” were made by Cheyenne Indian warriors who made contour line drawings in colored pencil to record their military history. Ringsby has loosely interpreted this tradition to draw a connection between the Palestinian and American Indian histories.
The Dog Warriors were known for their fearlessness in battle as well as for refusing to surrender to the US Cavalry. Ringsby would like to draw a further parallel between the infamous Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado Territory, 1864 and the Jenin Refugee Camp Massacre of 2002. In both cases refugee camps were massacred in retaliation for guerrilla warriors killing settlers illegally occupying traditional homelands.
Click to read 2004 Press Release.
Click to read Artist Statement.