Cal A. Lee
First Prize, Category: 3 Dimensional
Cast metal, ribbon
Artist Statement -
These rattles were conceived form my own experience with war and conflict; my Grandfather's tales of serving in World War II; my Father,
who deployed for his second tour of duty in Vietnam shortly after my birth; and my own deployment 25 years later for the conflict in
I present these rattles not only to all the children who have lost a parent to war or who wait for one to return home, but also,
to those who live daily with the terror of war and those who live in its remnants.
So, while these rattles were born from and speak of conflict, let them speak more loudly of hope in that same breath.