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Linda Piacentini-Yaple
Piacentini Studios
Bend, OR

The Cost

On March 21, 2010, the historic health care bill passed.  Average Americans struggled through another day, holding their own amidst the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, angry at the greed on Wall Street, the bailouts of companies too big to fail, the loss of jobs to cheaper overseas labor, while they were losing their homes and livelihoods.

On the same day, the seventh anniversary of the Iraq war passed quietly, unnoticed. Sometimes, we’re reminded of the financial cost of the war in Iraq, but rarely do we acknowledge the human cost, the 4,400 once unique individuals, lost to fathers, mothers, husbands, wives and children who will never forget.

“…We are the Dead. Short days ago, we loved and were loved, and now we lie in Flanders field…” -McCrae 1915

The cost should never be forgotten.

Bookboard, cloth, paper, digital prints. Presented in a matching slipcase. 9.5 x 4 x 24 inches. 2010. Unique.


To purchase, please contact Laura at 23 Sandy Gallery.

View The Doomsday Vault, also by Linda Piacentini-Yaple, here.





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