Barrier Art
Camp Buehring is a staging camp for US Forces located in an isolated area of Kuwait. Many units pass through here on the way to Iraq. This set consists of concrete blast barriers that have been painted (mostly) by the units passing through. Representations of the esprit de corps of our fine military units as they prepare for operations in Iraq. Themes vary but unit crests, mottoes, and history are important elements. Reserve and Guard units often focus on where they are from. The units mission is often a key element in the painting. Throw in a large dose of martial machismo and a little subversive humor (they are Americans after all) and you have barrier art. Mostly it says we were here.
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