'In War, Truth is the First Casualty' was inspired by a quote Twinkle heard on the radio by a Greek play write called Aeschylus. How a saying like this isn't a recently formulated expression but is actually thousands of years old seems very suggestive of how certain issues surrounding war have always plagued us. As the original quote by Aeschylus is dated back to ancient Greece, Apollo, the Greek god of truth, and what symbols represent him became Twinkle's way of depict this phrase on the canvas. And so, the image of the dead crow has featured in numerous paintings by Twinkle as a way of representing truth dying when humans are at war.
The orange background here is a direct reference to the orange uniforms worn by Guantanamo Bay prisoners; a place where, very fittingly, many truths have been concealed as a result of war.
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