Last Friday, when I finished my sociology class I went to see the art exhibition by an artist named Mary Beth Heffernan. Her theme of this art is “The Soldier’s Skin: An endless Edition”. Since I never entered to the art galley, I was so excited and noticed that some people were making some discussion and materials. I thought I was in the wrong way, but later one of them explained to us that the exhibition is held there and we were free to take copies of any posters that we were interested.
I was attracted by the posters along the room and when I looked closer, I was shocked by those images. Those images are actually tattoos that freshly tattooed on the soldier’s skin after war as I could observe the skins are blooding. Among those posters, I had a deep feeling when I saw one: two hands that holding a chain of cross with five names tags, at the top and bottom came the words “Brothers in Arms Even in the Death, Rest in Peace”. At that moment, I felt sorrow for those soldiers who died in the war. Since I am a catholic, when I saw this image, the first thing I came up in my mind is God. I ask God to bless those soldiers’ soul and their parents’ heart even if the soldiers died years ago. I would always ask God why there are wars in the world, why can’t we live in a peaceful place? Those kinds of question would come to my mind every time when I heard bad news. But Just like the words “Rest in peace”, I think the dead soldiers can live with God happily and peacefully in heaven now.