Barbara Koenen
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Inspiring Guns tank Afghan War Rug
This war rug was created during Art Chicago 2004 at Navy Pier. It is made of spices - poppyseeds, turmeric, sesame, pepper, mace, and others. The installation took place over 5 days, then the "rug" was left on its own for the duration of the expo. Some people walked right through it, others bent down to smell and examine it at closer range. At the conclusion of the exhibit, 3 monoprints were pulled of the spices as they remain.
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