I am Scottie Kersta-Wilson, a Chicago-based artist and designer. I created ImageDiary.com to tell my story and that of my family. To consider my military and war-filled history feels imperative to me. I need a place to meld my writing and photography, which feels inseparable to me anyway. Storytelling, whether in words or images or a combination of both, is how I learn and is a gift I can give. For the most part, my storytelling is about war - its destruction, beauty, unintended consequences, and inevitability. I cannot separate my military bloodline from my being any more than I can change my eye color. History is full of stories of military conquest. I hope that mine, told in my fabrics, can add something to the tale and take away from the misery.
In my Blog, I tell of specific incidents that inform my visual decisions.
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