dorothy: casualties of war
dorothy: casualties of war dorothy: casualties of war
may 31, 2011

dorothy: casualties of war

‘casualties of war’ by dorothy all images courtesy dorothy

‘casualties of war’ by manchester-based creative collective dorothy is a series of plastic moulded figurines that illustrates the dark side of war veterans. a direct commentary on a editorial article titled by the same name, the prototypes delineate the often brutal and negative aftereffects of the war, manifesting itself in the form of brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, suicides and more.

the 7cm-high figurines reference the classic toy army soldier model with a pool-shaped base and a similar green finish. featuring figurines in four different scenarios, the series is at once disturbing and honest, showing the reality and the many detrimental influences of war.

  • Love it – a simple idea, easily understood that nevertheless conveys powerful and complex messages. By inverting the iconography of the toy the message can be more disturbing than a documentative photograph. Thank you dorothy – I’d love to see this idea spun out into a CG animation… an inversion of the ‘toy story’ iconography.

    Finlay Cowan says:
  • Espero se pueda generar conciencia con esto

    Chavenatto says:
  • As a child of the 50,s I along with my friends played “war” with the little green soldiers that all the toy stores sold
    These figures represent the real story of War

    very well done

    Fred R says:
  • not another genius on here.

    I’m sick of them… raising the bar all over the place…

    douglas montgomery says:
  • si nos hubieramos educado con esos juguetes…

    p says:
  • Bravo dorothy,
    I’m making a personal commitment to being more vocal about my opposition to war and being more vocal about de-glorifying war.
    I’m making a personal commitment to working more with young people so they can develop their creative skills so they have more options as they become adults.

    John Cassel says:
  • I hope Dorothy is never the one needed to defend our country. These comments represent the real story of war.

    Paul Bear says:

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