A word from the artist
My piece is a metaphor which represents how without all the courageous soldiers that fought for us, it is almost certain that society would be different, and not in a positive manor. In a sense, they “held up” our homes and cities, as shown in a literal way on my piece. They gave us freedom, but had to fight and suffer, hence the title, “painful freedom”. It is also painful for all of the families who had to pay the cost of losing loved ones in order to get said freedom.