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elegy to the american republic (tile 8)

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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #8)
inkjet print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9"
Signed and dated on the backside.
2008

Elegy to the American Republic (Tiles)

Using source images created in the online installation of Elegy to the American Republic, these tiles are reworked digital images using acrylic paint and charcoal.

elegy to the american republic (tile 14)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #14)
laser print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9.25"
Some layers of paint and paper are scrapped away. Signed and dated on the backside.
2008

elegy to the american republic (tile 13)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #13)
laser print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9.25"
Some layers of paint and paper are scrapped away. Signed and dated on the backside.
2008

elegy to the american republic (tile 12)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #12)
laser print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9.25"
Some layers of paint and paper are scrapped away. Signed and dated on the backside.
2008

elegy to the american republic (tile 11)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #11)
laser print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9.25"
Some layers of paint and paper are scrapped away. Signed and dated on the backside.
2008

elegy to the american republic (tile 10)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #10)
inkjet print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9"
Signed and dated on the backside.
2008


elegy to the american republic (tile 9)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #9)
inkjet print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9"
Signed and dated on the backside.
2008


elegy to the american republic (tile 7)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #7)
inkjet print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9"
Signed and dated on the backside.
2008


elegy to the american republic (tile 6)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #6)
inkjet print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9"
Signed and dated on the backside.
2008


elegy to the american republic (tile 5)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #5)
inkjet print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9"
Some layers of paint and paper are scrapped away.
Signed and dated on the backside.
2008


elegy to the american republic (tile 4)
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Elegy to the American Republic (tile #4)
inkjet print, acrylic & charcoal on paper mounted on archival mat board, 6" x 9"
Some layers of paint and paper are scrapped away.
Signed and dated on the backside.
2008

Further Resources

Elegy to the American Republic (online installation)
Images of American war dead that gradually degrade and disappear with each viewing.

The Memory Hole
Source images for this project were downloaded from the memory hole which obtained them using the Freedom of Information Act.