"Truth"

Daniel Joseph Martinez, Washington Boulevard west of Curson Avenue, Los Angeles, February-March 2010. Part of "How Many Billboards? Art in Stead" temporary project organized by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.

"In Martinez's billboard collage, a military aircraft carrier turned sideways is in danger of pouring the fleet of Chinook helicopters on its bow into the ocean. Considered the workhorses of the U.S. Army, here the aircrafts are painted red, symbolizing that they have been repurposed for environmentalist activities. This military/environmentalist amalgam is corroborated by the rainbow design painted on the ship's side, which recalls Greenpeace's schooner the Rainbow Warrior." - text from a longer description by Nizan Shaked, http://www.howmanybillboards.org/, accessed 03/2010.


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