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Nick Bontrager

Figure 183. Insulating socks

2012, Photography, 18"w x 24"h

In October 1957, the United States Department of the Army issued Field Manual 21-76 to enlisted men. This manual made its way into my hands nearly 50 years later and has been in my studio ever since. Though it is a surprisingly comprehensive guide to staying alive, the care with which the illustrations are handled is what immediately attracted my interest. I am slowly recreating the imagery from the field manual in various forms of photography, video, and sculpture.

Nick Bontrager - Figure 183. Insulating socks

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