Transfers of War

Written by Ash on . Posted in 2009, Current, Projects

  • Untitled Media Images, February 12, 2010

    Untitled Media Images, February 12, 2010, Monotype, digital print, 2011, 3.5 ' X 5'. Triptych awarded the Fergus Scholarship

  • Untitled Media Images

    Untitled Media Images, April 6, 2010, Monotype, digital print, 2011, 3.5 ' X 5'. Installation at the National Veterans Art Museum

  • Untitled Media Image

    Untitled Media Image, Monotype, digital print, 2011, 3.5 ' X 5'. Installatation at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago

  • Attacked building Kabul

    Attacked building Kabul, Monotype, Digital Print, 2010, 3.5' x 2.5'

  • Lamiamh Ali, washed for burial

    Lamiamh Ali, washed for burial, Monotype, Digital Print, 2010, 3.5' x 2.5'

2009

Returning from the war in Iraq I became interested in how the printed media was portraying the West’s military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, especially the inconsistency of what I remembered and what was being depicted in the printed media.  These works are exploring how the civilian population will remember these military actions without any first hand knowledge of what war looks like.  The original images are taken from major media sources such as the New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, etc…  After collecting these images for over a year, it occurred to me that there were only three archetypical images being presented in the media: The Benign Intervention, The Abstracted Explosion, and The Sacrifice.   The narrative of war in media is shaping the worlds understanding of our actions in the Middle East, and the public’s opinion.