Highest Honor

Made out of handmade paper using surplus military hospital scrubs
12′ wide x 26′ long

Done as a site-specific piece for the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, just across the Potomac from DC.

Oversize version of the WWII Army/Navy “E” Award for excellence in wartime production, given to the Torpedo Factory’s workers when the facility was still in production. Created with the help of a group of injured vets, one of whom donated the Gulf War-era newspapers used to make the central garland.

Click on the link below to see a video about this project:

Mixed media artist Andy Yoder takes on a new challenge in paper making to honor the Torpedo Factory veterans who gave meaning to the building’s name. The nearly six month project was presented at a Veterans Day ceremony in November 2016.