I explore questions of military service through the use of photographs, stories and abstractions: images and words pointing to each other, providing and withholding clues. The images and stories allow an in-between space of the stories not told and pictures not taken.

My photographs look at the slippage between military life and civilian life, how a beach fence looks surprisingly like chain linked 5.56 rounds when paired next to each other. I’m interested in this combination of past and present colliding, communicating and unraveling.

Amber Hoy