Now on a national tour, Jane Hammond’s Fallen features a large field of colorful, handmade leaves, each inscribed with the name of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq.
The leaves in the piece—made of paper and fabric—are based on leaves gathered by Hammond between 2004 and 2007, and the spread of leaves grows as soldiers die. Fallen was first exhibited at Galerie Lelong, New York, in 2005, and shortly after was acquired by the Whitney Museum of American Art (and is on view at the Kemper Museum in St. Louis this winter). The current iteration of Fallen includes more than 3,500 leaves; the first version opened with 1,511. The New York-based Hammond has been featured in solo and group exhibitions across the country, and her work is in public collections around the world.
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Added by Wexner Center on February 18, 2008