This work’s title US$111.2 million (average cost) speaks to the actual average cost to taxpayers to produce this single-seat attack aircraft and the results on the individual who flies and at times dies on behalf of their country. It gives voice to the individual as a soldier or citizen and the physical or mental holding together resulting from wartime. The tension created by the taut rope between the aircraft and the dragged idea of a body reveals an uncertainly of power. This is the pinnacle of conflict and struggle that I work to expose in my artist practice.

 

US$111.2 million (average cost), 2017

Steel, rope, concrete, bolts and US navy military shirt

H15" W36" D12"