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Krista Smith

Corrine

2011, Oil on canvas, 48"w x 48"h

The Women and the War

Solitude, loss, fear of death, and being stripped of choice with little to no way around these issues are some of the all too familiar consequences of being involved romantically with a military soldier. This year my work focuses on a minority group of women, all wives, mothers, and girlfriends to special operations soldiers currently serving in a small unit in France known as Commando Hubert. Through portraiture, I aim to uncover solidarity as a reoccurring theme, and stress the tension between presence and distance using military wives as the principal subjects.

 

Krista Smith  - Corrine

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