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Jeffrey Morin

Jeffrey W. Morin, Caren Heft, Brian Borchardt
Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .M67 C76 2011 box 5.2

"The container for this collaboration is meant to embody the conundrum of this person who transforms into a beast capable of horrendous acts against innocents. The outside of the container is collaged in the same way that a boy might decorate his hiding place for treasures found. The elements, like currency, targets, or stamps, are in the realm of childhood values. The inside of the container sets the stage for juvenile battle. These are the props for pretend war. When confronted with the grittiness of war, do these ill-prepared young men simply break with reality? Are they taught that they are above the law? Or do they learn to devalue what is not obviously American? Neither the container nor the three books answer the questions posed above. We all know young soldiers who have served or those who could serve. This collaboration is intended to catalyze a conversation about the nature of change that allows potentially decent people to commit indecent acts"—Statement from the publishers at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on February 4, 2015.