American History Part III: Vietnam War – Agent Orange
I can’t tell how strong the impact is every time I visit the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC, and I had to bring it out, as it is still an open wound for many. I used the orange drips to symbolize the defoliant chemical the US used to clear the jungle, killing and infecting millions blindly, ruining the soil, and even affecting their own soldiers. A dark page in their history, as any war that has been waged!
The Frame is made of colored dollar bills, the top part has been flushed with Agent orange while the bottom is a collage of Chinese characters newspapers, reflecting the war against communism and the Chinese influence. Then I poured transparent resin over the collage.
Reproductions are printed on canvas at (80% X 80%) of the original size, already mounted on a stretcher.