re:present L.A. Exhibition

May 3 – July 27, 2012 at the Vincent Price Art Museum

Thomas Dang

Statement

An influential part of my life has been my journey through the Marine Corps. Having done two combat tours in Iraq, I have been confronted with many hostile engagements. It is through these struggles that the camaraderie between combat Veterans is so compelling. This is a brotherhood that no one can understand except for those who have encountered those life and death experiences. Keeping close relations with the members you served with is very important to all those who have been in combat. It is a special bond that when reconnecting it is like being reborn.

The functional work created portrays the experiences and sacrifices of combat veterans.The purpose of my work allows for veterans and the community to engage in that dialogue and to visually connect with the actions our young men and women have faced in combat. By doing so, we continue to keep alive and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Thomas Dang - POW

“Claymore Flask”
4″ x 4″ x 5″,  Porcelain, Slipcast

Previous Artist: William ClaxtonNext Artists: Deborah Diehl & Arzu Arda


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