Quang Tri 1968 -1969 – 420 Days in a War by Wm. Marquez at Coachella Valley Art Center is the artist’s response to the 420 days he served in a US military base in the north central region of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The work, a meditation on the effect of war, poetically illustrates through the passage of time how war can change you. The piece illuminates the change inherent in experience beginning with a small mound of gravel, then marking each day served with small mounds of charcoal and ending with a mound that is a mixture of both.
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