Matthew Day Jackson - Contemporary Artists

Hungry Ghosts (from the Civil War Battlefield series)

Hungry Ghosts (from the Civil War Battlefield series) The Saatchi Gallery
 

Matthew Day Jackson

Hungry Ghosts (from the Civil War Battlefield series)

2006
C-print and bumper

121.9 x 152.4 cm

Matthew Day Jackson’s Hungry Ghosts pictures the spirits of the American Civil War foraging for food; their barren field now lush parkland emblazoned with an environmental bumper sticker. Highlighting the discrepancy between the pioneering lore of America and the state of its current affairs, Jackson’s photograph conveys cultural critique, reuniting national allegiance with moral responsibility.
 
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