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About the Work

This is the only work I photographed in North America for the exhibition 'White Man's Tale'. As in a Vietnam work, I included a B52, this time at Elsworth Airforce Base, South Dakota. I also show Darcy Jealous and his younger brother, who live on the nearby Lakota Sioux Reservation at Wounded Knee. Their father, who shot himself, is buried in the cemetery. I could not find where. The highway from Wounded Knee leads west past the Sioux Nation Laundromat and not far from the reservation, Mount Rushmore may be seen. A little further to the north, a federal sign informed me that I had reached the 'Center of nation' - i.e. the US centre of nation.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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