Topics » Arts & Culture   May 18, 2010

Wounded Warriors

Joining the Conversation

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Joining the Conversation

Staff Sgt. Bobby Mathias paints thick bushes as his interpretation of a wall. Through his paintings his fellow classmates and instructors pick up on issues he has a hard time vocalizing. “It’s like my fellow classmates and my instructor are actually bringing me into my own conversation,” he says.