Places the United States has Bombed


| November 18, 2002


Places the United States has Bombed, Web site review by Erica Sagrans
Through aerial map-like drawings depicting the many locations the United States has bombed, Elin O'Hara Slavick uses beautiful images to seduce the viewer into looking closer at the horror and history that is beneath the surface. The 45 drawings of locations from Baghdad to Colorado--originally intended as an art project--are a result of Slavick's self-education (and are a means to educate others) about U.S. military interventions, geography, politics, history, cartography, and the language of war. The artist 'offers these maps as protests against each and every bombing' through 'a medium that's partially visual, partially mathematical, partially textual, a complicated miscellany of scale, orientation, projection, grids, signs, symbols, lines, colors, words.'
--Erica Sagrans
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