"Fragments of Solitude" is a evocative mixed media artwork that serves as a visual testament to the profound emotions experienced by a soldier during wartime. Through a combination of personal letters sent to his mother, a medal of good conduct, and collaged elements over a newspaper from that era, the artwork captures the poignant nostalgia and painful reality of war.
The overall tone of "Fragments of Solitude" is one of melancholic nostalgia and painful remembrance. The mixed media elements coalesce to create a visually layered and textured composition, evoking a sense of longing, isolation, and the haunting memories of war. The artwork invites viewers to reflect upon the soldier's personal journey, the sacrifices made, and the enduring impact of war on individuals and their families.
Through the combination of letters, the medal of good conduct, and the collage of newspaper fragments, "Fragments of Solitude" serves as a poignant tribute to the soldier's emotional turmoil, capturing the indelible marks left by war on his psyche and the bittersweet longing for a sense of connection and home in times of great hardship.
Cotton paper, soil, painting mediums, vintage newspaper collages, vintage photos, “Good Conduct” Medal, vintage watches on a 20”x 16” cardboard, framed. July 2023