When the US seized Baghdad, the soldiers celebrated by destroying art.

Removing contemporary politics, this destruction illustrates how little has changed psychologically in the 1500 years since the barbarian sack of Rome. With one notable difference. Rome was destroyed by uneducated warriors. In Baghdad, it was stage-managed for TV.

This was my inspiration for Monumental Nobodies.

Punctuating an arc through triumph and failure, the monuments that map the rise and fall of Empires seem somehow more poignant when the event for which they were created has faded into history. With their conscious symbolism, they provide the foundation for a revisionist take on the notions of beauty, pride, and nationalism.

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Unicornetto

Unicornetto

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Ahona Kiele
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3 years ago

I knew unicorns were real

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Every Precaution

Every Precaution

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JEFF THE KILLER
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3 years ago

I COMMAND THEE TO SWIM!!!

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Rockstar

Rockstar

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Cody Eriksen
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3 years ago

EPIC!!!

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The Rules Of Engagement

The Rules Of Engagement

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Kat
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3 years ago

Shave Fancy! Any other way (normal way) is absolutely not tolerable!

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The Last Lap

The Last Lap

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Kat
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3 years ago

Skinny dipper.

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Object Of Beauty

Object Of Beauty

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La Belle Époque

La Belle Époque

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Daria B
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3 years ago

This is kinda dadaist. Nice.

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Utmost Respect

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Domestic Goddess

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Multitasking

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Petra Madsen
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3 years ago

Ew! GERMS!!

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