Roger Waters recently announced his plans to perform Pink Floyd's "The Wall" on a new worldwide tour. As its centerpiece, the tour will feature a wall being built and torn down as a means of honoring soldiers and civilians who've died in war. To help promote the tour and its message, I joined forces with GoGorilla Media to help execute Water's vision: large scale chalk drawings of an anti-war Dwight D. Eisenhower quote, written in Pink Floyd's signature font. In order to have maximum impact, I completed two 12'x15' drawings in locations with heavy foot traffic: Manhattan's Union Square and McCarren Park, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn(pictured). Here is the part of the Eisenhower quote I drew:
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed."
the rest of it is: "The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children...This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from an iron cross."