There is a controversy that will surround works based on violence and war. For Cleon Peterson, the story of his works are as old as time. The powerful abuse power create false narratives and press upon us a sense of authority that is often violent and sometimes subconscious. Cleon’s work balances that explicitness with a sense of timelessness and historical overview. We don’t know what eras these atrocities, but they still feel familiar.