Defense Playlist by Anastasia Greenberg

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Bio: Anastasia Greenberg is an emerging artist currently working and living in Edmonton, Canada. Anastasia works with oils and creates paintings within the realism and abstract realism painting style. Her recent work is under the umbrella theme of “Art for Thought” which captures real-world social and political scenes in attempt to evoke a sense of curiosity, empathy, and awareness about the modern geo-political landscape. Website: anastasiagreenberg.com Twitter: @art_4_thought

Synopsis: My piece is called “Defense Playlist”. It depicts an Israeli soldier on a public bus distracted on his iPhone (likely using social media) as any other young teenager would be. However, the irony of the piece is that while he receives such paramount responsibility in the military he is just like any other teenager with an addiction to social media and concern for his personal social life. This piece is meant to raise awareness about the daily life in the Israeli-Palestinian struggle and give a visual description of the actual typical citizens that are forced to participate in this complex conflict.

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