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Author Dang, Thomas, author.
Title Bombs away / by Thomas Dang.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  N340 .Z95 2012 D36eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vi, 27 pages) : photographs, color
Content Type still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 17-18).
Summary This thesis showcases the author's art which visually manifests connections drawn from the author's military experience as well as studies in microbiology. Though the work may elicit many different responses, its purpose is not to extend a political viewpoint on war but to expound upon experiences of combat and the potential threat for annihilation. The Bombs Away installation is a metaphor for combat that references biological and chemical weapons in particular. The pathogenic organisms depicted in the work are capable of causing catastrophic events. These pieces are representations of projectile weapons that emulate the intense and hostile gestures which embody personal experiences in combat. Each "bomb" works together to envelop the space as an implied comparison formulating different exposures of what veterans encounter in war. These exposures can be as literal as being attacked by incoming mortars or can be stress induced from the fog of war.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 29, 2012).
Subject War -- Art.
Chemical weapons -- Art.
Biological weapons -- Art.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Art.
OCLC number 850937783