Debuted in a solo show at the Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, March 2014
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have sent more than 2.2 million troops into battle, resulting in more than 6,600 deaths and 48,000 injuries. Many military men and women return to homes that are haunted by images of war, and families who are no more than familiar strangers. As a reporter who was embedded with the Marines during the invasion of Iraq, Dani Dodge feels an affinity with these service men and women. The installation uses paintings, entry doors, and clotheslines to explore veterans’ struggles to readjust and reconnect when they return from war.
The installation measures 40 feet long by 10 feet wide.