WHITNEY LYNN

Memorial Bouquet

2016, backlit pigment print, acrylic, LED, steel, automotive paint, rubber; 60 x 36 inches (152.4 x 14.17 cm). Commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries.

Temporary installation in the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans Building; a proposal for a permanent stained glass installation to memorialize civilian populations impacted by U.S. military interventions. Created in response to a series of existing stained glass windows that glorify war through troubling imagery. still-life painting; each flower in the arrangement is chosen for its symbolic meaning, including the official national flowers of countries that have been sites of US military operations and conflicts. The composition appropriates a variety of sources including Dutch and Flemish paintings, stock photography, botanical illustrations, and images distributed through social media.


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