Wounded Pillow

$50.00Price
Pillow, 14"x14"
Covered in ink jet printed fabric with repeated entry and exit wound motif from Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-65, US Government Printing Office.
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    I came across the multi-volume Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (MSR) while selecting a resource for the “Mining the Lloyd” exhibition in 2003. The photographs and prints of wounds and wounded soldiers stayed with me, gradually developing into an idea of using the deceptively lush bullet entrance and exit wound image as upholstery on a period piece of furniture. The resulting Our Nation Mourns: Wounded Settee places the horror of war inside the home of a nation taking up arms against itself