Uniform By John Keatley

“Uniform is the latest project in a larger series where I am exploring identity. A portrait series about real soldiers would be talked about with a certain reverence and respect. However, we dipped our soldiers in green plastic, and shrunk them down, and context went out the window. It’s much easier to push something to the side when it’s not staring you square in the face, and that is what seems to have happened with green army men toys. But when we are confronted with a human life, and a real face, it becomes a completely different story. How do we respond to that image, a green army man toy, when humanity and individuality are reintroduced?”