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My multidisciplinary body of work, Colors of War, examines the relationship between war and childhood.

The series emerged from a collection of inert combat weapons and related paraphernalia found at local flea markets in Oakland, California; these include: practice grenades, empty bullet casings, replica pistols, diagrams of land mines, etc. The objects were then transformed into colorful, life-size sculptures and larger-than-life digital photographs.

To yield these vibrant sculptures, each object was cast in six brightly colored hues of translucent polyester resin; resulting in vividly colored replicas of weapons of destruction. The bright colors are reminiscent of candies, such as Life Savers or Jolly Ranchers. Their unnatural hues cement their connection to childhood--a time of innocence, when the desire for candy was one’s only concern. The juxtaposing nature of the object and the association these colors have with juvenility forces the viewer to question their relationship with each seemingly divergent topic (children - war), and to confront the very real use of children in armed conflicts.

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grenade (clear), colors of war series (2010)


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