After working as an architect for more than 25 years, Stuart D. Shayman broke his arm on a family trip. During his recovery, he started painting – resuming an activity he had given up soon after college. “Much of my work is based on the contrast of the natural and the man-made. They are landscapes unconstrained by gravity and convention – viewed from multiple vantage points and periods in time,” says Shayman. The contrast he saw between the reality of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly their injuries and recoveries, and that of most in America, where everyday life goes on, inspired him to create art about war. “While the treatments for the physical injuries have become more sophisticated, many of the injured have become invisible among us,” he says.