Pickett's Charge

Pickett's charge, The Civil War, This is it, Blood & Death in the USA

”24”x30” triple panel plexi vitrine, layered synthetic polymer skins, iron, ash, glass, copper wire, china marker, found objects, steel frame.




Over 51,000 boys and men were slaughtered during the 3 day Battle of Gettysburg of the American Civil War. Pickett's Charge, on July 3, 1863, was the climax of that battle. 750,000 American boys and men, sons and fathers, lost their lives in the 4-year battle for or against the enslavement of human beings forced into labored migration. In the end, the Union was preserved but slavery continues in the form of mass incarceration, privatized prisons, Jim Crow Laws, discrimination, segregation. 750,000 dead and the battle continues.

 " . . . this is it, the absolute edge of no return, to turn back now and make home or sail irrevocably on and either find land or plunge over the world's roaring rim."

William Faulkner, Intruder in the Dust