The artwork is done by injured soldiers, their familes and surgeons who treat them. There are 107 pieces done by 77 artists and 10 are from the Chicago area.
Two were featured on Windy City Live Monday:
"BOOTS OF A FALLEN SOLDIER" BY DR. MATTHEW JIMENEZ FROM WHEELING
Dr. Jimenez says he wishes the dog tag-laced boots could tell the fallen soldier's story of bravery, honor and love of comrade and country.
"MARCH 23, 2003" BY MARINE, KEVIN CAVANAUGH FROM WHEATON (shown in photo gallery)
The piece is an abstract vision of the images that Cavanaugh saw on the first day that he witnessed combat in Iraq. The bright, colors are reminiscent of the fire and flames protruding from oil wells and burnt out vehicles that welcomed the ground troops.