War Stories

As a military brat, I grew up in an environment in which all homes boasted photographs of men in uniform, taken just before the soldiers went to war. We, the children of warriors intuitively understood that these images represented the complicated dynamics shaping our identities. Recently, I wondered what a contemporary version of those symbols of our culture might be, and began exploring the question as I documented my family' current war experiences. The work became a narrative about conflict that is both personal and political. While the images are largely factual, my intent was to allow enough uncertainty to encourage imaginative rambling about the impact of contemporary war.

Triptych: soldiers 2005-2006

Captain Underpants 2008

2nd Deployment 2008

Video installation: Mothering from Iraq 2008