Fragile Peace

Just before the Ukrainian War, there was a sense of inevitable tragedy, which sadly materialised as predicted. I felt a sense of foreboding and disbelief, as the column of Russian soldiers meandered towards Kiev, as millions of people watched in horror. Who would have thought that this would happen in our time? We were led to believe that Europe had entered an eternal peace, scared yet wiser by the last great conflict. The rhetoric on both sides had been precariously balanced, as men on both sides postured and made declarations. Our peace seemed to be far more fragile than we were led to believe. This print shows a woman playing a violin, unaware, or perhaps unmoved as the wolves approach. The superimposed colours are red for conflict and the Ukrainian flag of sky blue and golden yellow.