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Jane Garcia

“Heroes” is a series-in-progress of re-imagined military canteens. Because they are relics from days of violence and sorrow, yet can still be bought as mantel curios or ironic bud vases. A fitting retirement after being carried through the worst scenarios mankind has ever created. Canteens bore lifesaving water to soothe parched throats, they were protected, swapped, stolen…some ultimately landing on foreign soils and shelved side by side with their counterparts from opposing forces. The contrasts and ironies inherent in the little water bearers I find provocative. Heroes are weary and no longer intact but still standing ready to serve.