Jane Benson  

Fatigue, 2004
Fatigues, 70” X 28” X 7”.

Originally hung on a wall, under the installation Underbush (2004), Fatigue, involves the deconstruction of a camouflage jumpsuit. Cutting along the camouflage pattern contours, I return the powerful military garb into a flaccid form of foliage that drapes and dangles on the hanger. With a nod to Beuys’ felt suit, I deconstruct the fatigues and the inherent power relationship they represent, and hang them out to dry.