- Know thyself, know thy enemy. ~Sun Tzu, Art of War
- Creativity takes courage. ~Henri Matisse
- The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke. ~Jerzy Kosinski
- I want to put a ding in the Universe. ~Steve Jobs
- Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable. ~ Banksy
- There’s nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place. ~ Banksy
- All artists are willing to suffer for their work. But why are so few prepared to learn to draw? ~ Banksy
- Speak softly, but carry a big can of paint. ~ Banksy
- Weapons are like money: no one knows the meaning of enough. ~Martin Ames
- Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone. ~Ferlinghetti
- I am writing graffiti on your body. I am drawing the story of how hard we tried. ~Ani DiFranco
The cover of Banksy’s Kids on Gun Hill shows silhouettes of a young boy and girl as they stand with each other on a hill of weapons and guns, surrounded by a barbed wire heart.
Open the card to a 3-D pop-up of the same young boy and girl atop a hill of weapons and bombs. The boy is holding a teddy bear with one arm, with his other arm around the girl’s shoulders. The girl is holding a heart-shaped balloon on a string.
The boy, the girl, the small hill, the teddy bear and the weapons are solid black silhouette. This focuses the eye on the only bright spot of color in the piece: the vivid red of the girl’s heart-shaped balloon.
Kids On Gun Hill is a reminder of the bombs buried during wars. Years after the wars are over, bombs continue to maim innocent children who are oblivious of the dangers under their feet.
Commenting on war, violence and the state of terror, Banksy illustrates the impact of the ever-present treachery which dominates the 21st century.
Banksy Kids on Gun Hill depicts his iconic balloon girl. The simplicity and severity of the color contrasts gives it both beauty and deeper meaning.
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