Brian Rock

Brian Rock grew up in a small working class nationalist community in North Belfast during the 1960’s, ‘70’s and ’80’s; some of the most turbulent years in Northern Irish history. His childhood was one of sectarian violence, attacks on his home, and harassment by the British Army. He was witness to bombings, shootings, riots, punishment beatings and kneecappings. By age … Read More

Karin J. Rodney-Haapala

Karin J. Rodney-Haapala is a visual artist, classical musician and student of life. She has a Bachelors of Arts. from the University of Alaska Anchorage, in History and Strategic Communications. During her studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage, she focused on art of Western European countries such as Germany during World War II. As a Combat Veteran of the … Read More

Murad Sayen

Born in 1945, Murad grew up in New Jersey, the oldest son of a manufacturer. After spending three years in the U.S. Army Infantry, ‘64 -’67, he attended a major state university where he majored in philosophy of ethics. Murad has had a lifelong interest in history, particularly that of the Holocaust and aviation in the European theater of WWII. … Read More

Phillip Schladweiler

Phillip Schladweiler is the creator of The Shrapnel Project, a fine art photography series examining the shrapnel that changed his and others lives. In 2006 he was wounded in Ramadi, Iraq while serving with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry. After being medically discharged for wounds received in combat he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where in the … Read More

Alexandra Sherwood

I am a freelance illustrator, painter, model, and general art-nut with a few years of experience behind me in several fields. I have always been curious about several aspects of art, so I tried a bit of everything. It has been quite a learning experience. This is why I am here: to share it. To see more of Alexandra’s work, visit her … Read More

Chase Steely

Born and raised in Nashville, TN. I’m a 11B/Infantryman in the Army. I’m now stationed in Hawaii. I spent a year deployed to Afghanistan, and documented it the best I could. Photography is something I love. I have only been shooting for three or four years now off and on, but I know as long as I’m alive I’ll always … Read More

Otto Stürcke

Born in 1971, Otto Stürcke grew up in Southern California, and from an early age aspired to become a professional artist. His ambition was further cemented by two of his childhood teachers, Mrs. Ferris and Mrs. Main, who both had a keen talent for decorating their classrooms with their own art. While in high school Otto joined the U.S. Marine Corps … Read More

Christopher A. Sweeney

Christopher A. Sweeney was born and raised in Yakima, Washington. It wasn’t until his early thirties, after completing a four year enlistment in the Marine Corps and graduating from the University of Washington with a BA in Political Science, that he realized where his passions lie, finding himself compelled to pick up the brush. With no formal training to speak … Read More

Folleh Tamba

Folleh S. Tamba was born in 1977 in Chicago and raised in Sierra Leone by his grandmother. His parents were living and working in Liberia in 1990 when the outbreak of the Liberian Civil War disrupted their lives. As a result, Folleh and his family became refugees and immigrated to America in 1995. Even as a young child, Folleh had … Read More

Ehren Tool

W. A. Ehren Tool is a ceramist whose work seeks to raise awareness about war. He attended University of California, Berkeley. A third-generation soldier who served as a Marine in Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991, Tool began studying drawing when he left the Corps in 1994. His work centers on the production of clay cups, which are decorated … Read More