War Graphics

#symbolsofdefiance – sources of strength

People today still paint (or tattoo) their bodies to make them more resilient and stronger, a practice going back in time to the origins of mankind. Most commonly used in situations of confrontation, ‘marks’ made on the body, and later on weapons and shields, gave the wearer additional power and protection.

Similar in a way to ‘Relics and Reliquaries’ and ‘Fingertip power,’ my fascination is in understanding of what these marks, signs and symbols really mean and where their power comes from.

375th Bomber Squadron insignia
My interpretation of the 375th Bomber Squadron insignia [Cat: 0167, War graphics # 03, 12 x 12” / 30 x 30 cm, Silkscreen Print, 1972]
My interpretation of the Minesweeper Group insignia
My interpretation of the Minesweeper Group insignia [Cat: 0166, War graphics # 02, 12 x 12” / 30 x 30 cm, Silkscreen Print, 1972]
4th US Armoured Division insignia
My interpretation of the 4th US Armoured Division insignia [Cat: 0165, War graphics # 01, 12 x 12” / 30 x 30 cm, Silkscreen Print, 1972]