Cut fabric (military uniforms from US soldiers), thread and starch
14 ft h x 36 ft w x 6 ft d
Installation at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., 2009
13 ft h x 38 ft w x 6 ft d
Installation at PKM Gallery, Beijing, 2006
14 ft h x 24 ft w x 6 ft d
Installation at Roebling Hall, NY, 2005
This large-scale fabric mural is composed of military uniforms donated from American soldiers. The deconstructed uniforms bring together a community of soldiers and veterans that have served in various wars, from WWII and Korea to Vietnam and Iraq. The different types of camouflage reflect the varied landscapes in which American troops historically have fought, such as the jungle and the desert. Pasted flat like wallpaper, the installation of camouflaged uniforms questions the notion of the US military’s visibility.