Displaying artwork at Macomb Mall
This series, Conduct Becoming: A Survey of Distinction, grew out of a commission to produce a set of images to be used as part of the University of Michigan Medical School’s curriculum. While working with these impressive soldiers I quickly realized I had an opportunity to take the project several steps further and to tell their stories as environmental portraits.
The military focuses specifically on stripping the young civilian of his or her individuality and recreating him or her into one of a million other identical soldiers. This is, of course, not without good reason. I became very interested in what this sameness becomes when it is mixed with the individual and their experiences through the lens of time. Observing this shared identity and the way in which it manifests in their lives post-military was only possible by experiencing their personal environments.
Conduct Becoming: survey 24
24" x 20" x 2"