A piece done for Bifrost's 'Music is My Muse' project where you do a piece inspired by a song or what not. :) The song is Iron Maiden's 'The Aftermath' from The X Factor. A quote from it is included below. The rest of the lyrics in the song I also find very powerful, but this is what made it into the image. I have another version going of a slightly different horse. It's kind of hard to tell, but what's coming out the horse's mouth is a rifle barrel. Side note: no, this isn't a political commentary on current events. This is a song and image I've messed with in the past. The original version was done back in '99 or '00 in impressionistic style golds and reds. I wasn't too impressed so I chucked it. I might still have the sketches somewhere...*ponders and makes a mental note to look for them* Whee for biomechanical horses... ;) Done in black ball point pen. 8.5' x 12' on charcoal paper. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 'Silently to silence fall/ In the fields of futile war/ Toys of death are spitting lead/ Where boys that were our soldiers bled/ War horse and war machine/ Curse the name of liberty/ Marching on as if they should/ Mix in the dirt our brother's blood'