American Samurai v.3

 

Digital Print on Metal,  2015


Constructed of digital images appropriated from the web. The images on torso and shoulders include Old Glory, U.S. and Saudi currency, cheerleaders for the Cheney/Bush war on Iraq, and American casualties. I couldn’t afford the materials to include dead and injured Iraqis. The head is Bush’s mouth, Cheney’s eyes and Bin Laden’s beard...the holy trinity of wealthy men who benefited most from the conflict.  Saddam Hussein is the joker pictured on the “wild cards” on the helmet.