War Machine


United States

Collage
Size: 48 H x 48 W x 2 in

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Art Description

Collage: Paper, Photo, Paint and Graphite on Paper.

I collect a lot of old paper ephemera for my collage work. I happened upon a stack of old aircraft magazines in an antique store, and bought most of them.

Military aircraft have fascinated me since childhood, since my father was in WWII. I've used a few images in past pieces, and continued to cut out the planes with no idea in mind at the time. Over time, as I amassed more and more of these, the idea of a massive exploding ball of firepower came into focus in my mind.

Then I was off to the races, finding and cutting out every aircraft I could get my hands on. The hard part was finding aircraft that were at different angles to make the 3 dimensional nature of the finished piece believable. Images had to come at you straight on, left, right, up, down, and every angle in between to be successful.

Placing them into a space with depth was crucial, and finally, the addition of the shadow at the bottom to anchor the explosion was the finishing touch.

Unframed on masonite, offset from wall 2" on wood runners.

Keywords: politics, warplanes, security, war, overkill, collage, conflict, defense, explosion, global, imperialism, missile

Subjects: Airplane

Styles: Conceptual, Documentary

Mediums: Paper, Photo, Paint, Graphite

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