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Political Art–American Flag, National Cemetery Edition

  Graphically: Our National Cemeteries are compelling. We repeat the same tombstone repeated over and over in even rows.  

 

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, February 2007

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, February 2007

Because it is so compelling graphically, I started making photographs at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an exploration of geometry and light.  But, for every Memorial Day the Boy Scouts put flags out next to each grave. I went to the cemetery the day after hoping to see the flags and the grave markers repeated over and over. However, the flags had been removed. One remained.

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, May 2007

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, May 2007

 Things were different in the Iraq Section of the cemetery.

Iraq Section, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Iraq Section, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

 

Iraq Section, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Iraq Section, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

 The flags remained at Christmas.

Iraq Section, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Iraq Section, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Text and Images, Copyright, 2008, Quinta Scott, All Rights Reserved

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