War Tapestries

Jacquard woven fabrics

 

In these photographic tableaus I construct war scenes by digitally merging and manipulating original photographs taken from battle scenes of US-based WWII and Vietnam re-enactments.   My choice to work with this alternative photographic medium is motivated by my ongoing interest in how battle imagery has functioned throughout history. By alluding to famous battle tapestries such as the V&A's War of Troy and The Tapestries of the Apocalypse at the Château d’Angers, these fabrics reference the long history of battle tapestries that conflate history with myth.