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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.5
Object Name Print
Description "…as we would walk over, and over…," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum;" mezzotint, drypoint, toner etching, and spit bite aquatint with relief and chine-collé by Mark Bovey. Edition: 1/30

The print was designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1951.1.34 (Confederate canteen).

Artist statement: Objects such as this Confederate canteen bare the surface scars of brutal field battles fought near Knoxville, by more than forty thousand soldiers in 1863-64. It's carved with the Southern Cross, revealing one soldier's allegiance. Made of wood, rather than the more durable tin Union flasks, the canteen symbolizes the depleted resources of the failing Rebel army.

After a fierce 1863 battle at Chickamauga, Georgia, Union soldier Joseph Jones wrote his wife a sad account of "brave boys" standing up "for the glorious old union . . . . while many were to be heard crying for help as we would have to walk over." By memorializing these together in this work, I am attempting to reconcile the effect of war on the human condition .
Title …as we would walk over, and over…, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Bovey, Mark
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique mezzotint, drypoint, toner etching, spit bite aquatint, chine-colle
Dimensions H-14.875 W-19.875 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Place of Origin US
Subjects Civil wars
American Civil War
Canteens (Wartime)
War
Mezzotints
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