Sunday, November 04, 2007

A Soldier's Skin At PCC Gallery - Day 5

We all have feelings about the war but most of us have got it through our thick heads that the troops need to be supported. I would like to see each and everyone of them home but that is a discussion for another time.

Some those folks who are home have a living memorial to those that have paid the ultimate price. Mary Beth Heffernan, an artist and instructor at Occidental College in Eagle Rock, (Los Angeles) went to tattoo parlors near Twentynine Palms Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. She photographed honor tattoos on the body of the survivors and memory holders.

Visitors were permitted to take home copies of the exhibit in the form of posters. This is a video representation of that event. This was on of the events of the Arts and Ideas Festival 2007

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  1. You might be interested in the Wounded Warriors Project. It's a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness for U.S. troops severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. It really puts a face on the cost of this conflict. Here's a link: