January 10-February 18
Bush Barn Art Center | 600 Mission St. SE
Combat Grass, an installation by Matthew Boulay, honors the sacrifices of the more than 160 female soldiers who have died from war since 2002. The exhibition begins with combat boots and shoes (representing the fallen soldiers and the lives they left behind outside of their military duties) strewn over unwatered grass seed. During the exhibition, visitors are invited to spread more seed, and water the grass, eventually burying the boots and shoes.