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"Fields of Sorrow"
accordion fold book, 18 pages (16 image spreads plus title page and endnotes), mixed media on paper, 2003

"Fields of Sorrow" was begun about a month before the start of the war in Iraq, early February 2003. The webpages for each individual page--or field--of the book include text which I wrote to offer a brief gloss on the content of the various pages/fields. These endnotes were added to the book after its completion in October 2003. As I developed the book it branched out from a critique of the Iraq War (which I consider to be a failure of geopolitical imagination) to a broader questioning of the motives of war in general, and specifically in our American past.

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Book cover and display stand Title page and poem Field 1
Field 2 Field 3 Field 4
Field 5 Field 6 Field 7
Field 8 Field 9 Field 10
Field 12 Field 13 Field 14
 
Endnotes and poem Installation photo