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Douglas Kent Hall, The Book of War: White Sands

Douglas Kent Hall, The Book of War: White Sands, 2002 (8)

The Book of War: White Sands is a collaborative project consisting of Douglas Kent Hall’s poetry and photographs of White Sands. An audio component in the original work included Hall’s reading of the poetry along with music composed and recorded by the artist’s son Devon Hall. The photographs and texts reflect on the history of war, the creating and testing of the bomb, and destruction. The white sand embodies memory and the passage of time as it relates to a specific place.

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Douglas Kent Hall, The Book of War: White Sands, 2002 (14)

Douglas Kent Hall, The Book of War: White Sands, 2002 (16)

Douglas Kent Hall
1938 Vernal, Utah - 2008 Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Book of War: White Sands (selected pages)
2002
gelatin silver print, rag paper, acrylic paint
18 x 15 in.
Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1997 General Obligation Bonds, PC2002.87.1.1-27
photos by David Nufer