Full Metal Jacket and more art by Laura Phelps Rogers

Full Metal Jacket, 2010
20 x 27 inch (h x w)
Digital Photograph of Sculpture
Cast Iron and Found Object

This work was created specifically in response to a Dadaist exercise where the artist drew the words jacket and air. Having just lost her father, the work started as a memorialization of his service in WWII and Korea and expanded to her own memories of the Vietnam War. It is a memory-based work that creates a universal memory of loss and service. With the world’s greatest environmental losses derived from the nuclear weaponry of WWII and the some of the earliest litigable environmental impacts on human life experienced through defoliation in the Vietnam War from the use of Agent Orange, these memories serve as staunch environmental reminders of how armed conflicts around the world have consequences beyond loss of life. The constant of the human components of war are highlighted in this work.

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other works by Laura Phelps Rogers

27.9 x 48.3 cm (h x w)
# Digital Photography

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