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. read more on War and the Re-Staged Image...

 

A War Imagined. {installation view}
A War Imagined. {installation view}
A War Imagined. {installation view}
A War Imagined. {installation view}
Liberation
Liberation

Jacquard woven fabric 53" H x 71" W

B.O.H.I.C.A.  (Bend Over Here It Com
B.O.H.I.C.A. (Bend Over Here It Com

(Bend Over Here It Comes Again) Jacquard woven fabric 53" H x 71" W

There is No God in War
There is No God in War

Jacquard woven fabric 53" H x 71" W

Dust Off Incoming
Dust Off Incoming

Jacquard woven fabric 53" H x 71" W

Run Charlie Run
Run Charlie Run

Jacquard woven fabric 53" H x 71" W

Drawing Lines in the Sand
Drawing Lines in the Sand

Jacquard woven fabric 53" H x 71" W

From on High. {installation view}
From on High. {installation view}

Jacquard woven fabric 53" H x 71" W

War Birds
War Birds

Jacquard woven fabric 53" H x 71" W

A War Imagined. {installation view}
A War Imagined. {installation view}
Ruin & Peril {installation view}
Ruin & Peril {installation view}

Jacquard woven fabric 71” H x 53” W

Ruin & Peril
Ruin & Peril

Jacquard woven fabric 71' H x 53" W

"FINI KAPUT"
"FINI KAPUT"

Jacquard woven fabric 71" H x 53" W

We did What We Came to Do
We did What We Came to Do

Jacquard woven fabric 71' H x 53" W

A War Imagined. {installation view}
A War Imagined. {installation view}