Artwork / Private Masks / Erik Cazares (Soldier)

painted portrait of a soldier
Gwenn Seemel
Erik Cazares (Soldier)
acrylic on canvas
21 x 25 inches

Soldiers don’t come home.

I met Erik while I was gathering subjects for Private Masks. Learning about his experiences in Iraq helped me to better understand some of what my father’s generation must have seen in World War II, and that, in turn, gave me hope for the young veterans.