War is never an easy subject to analyze; whether it is from a governmental side or via through the eyes of soldiers, the complexity of war is endless. Lyle Dillie has embarked on a journey to portray the struggles and the issues surrounding war through photography, painting and installations. His time in the Iraq war allowed him to capture powerful images which give the viewer an opportunity to internalize what it means to be a soldier and how that affects ones personal life in juxtaposition with war in the global community. Lyle has gone on to create paintings and installations which show the impacts of war and which highlight the conflicting emotions soldiers face. A powerful and thoughtful artistic pursuit, Lyle conveys raw emotion through his work. An interesting and meaningful dissection of what war really means. – Monika Blichar, Art World Expo
Fine and Video Art Exhibit About Soldiers And Their Families Experience During The Iraq War
Hi, my name is Lyle Dillie and I served our country in the war in Iraq. I am organizing an art exhibit to share what it’s like for a family and their loved one in active duty and deployed during the Iraq War.
Some of our countrymen are often called to armed service in a foreign country for extended periods of time. They often miss out on once in a lifetime occasions like birthdays and anniversaries…personal and family milestones like weddings, a child’s birth, or those special moments where you just have to be there for someone you love.
In this art exhibit (10 feet tall x 12 feet wide x 30 feet across), you will see and experience what soldiers and their families go through when they are apart. With the magic of today’s technology you will have an insight on their day to day lives… See how the family is able to share precious events even though they are thousands of miles apart.
This exhibit is ideal for everyone — family and friends, from grandparents to young children. Each one will see how others who are in a similar situation go through this process and are able to cope.
See what it’s like when a major battle breaks out in Iraq, and at that same instance your child is about to start their birthday celebration. While preparing to engage in conflict, you listen as a newscaster narrates the fighting in the streets while your child’s birthday celebration is shown on the video screen.
I am still in the process of organizing this exhibit for you — it’s almost ready! Attend the exhibit and understand how our armed service personnel are able to connect with their loved ones in real-time.
Thank you for your support!