I have made and given away over 20,500 cups since 2001.
I am compelled to make work that talks about the strange places where military and civilian cultures collude and collide.
Peace is the only adequate war memorial.
I believe the cup is the appropriate scale to talk about war. The cups go into the world hand-to-hand. I hope that some of the cups can be starting points for conversations about unspeakable things.
The images on the cups are often graphic and hard to look at. You may be for or against a particular war but I think it is too easy for us to look away. I think we as a country and as humans should look at what is going on. Issues of war and violence touch us all locally and globally.
— Ehren Tool