The Veteran

This is my portrait of Andre Barton Ashley. He was fond of showing friends Land's End in San Francisco. The Naval Memorial of USS San Francisco overlooked Baker Beach with the Golden Gate in the background. Andre felt the war memorial of the cruiser, which was pivotal in World War II, gave an honor to Navy veterans.
The Collage Portrait is created with various papers and is mounted on a canvas which is gallery wrapped and black on the edges. Andre requested a simple image of the USS Buchanan, which he had served on during the Viet Nam years.