Photo: Thomas Dang, U.S. Marine Corp Veteran and Supervisor Antonovich
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich recognized U.S. Marine Corp Veteran Thomas Dang for his service to our nation and his contribution to the arts.
A resident of Glendale, Thomas served two tours of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his return from IRAQ, Thomas found it difficult to talk about his combat experience – so he turned to art to share his experience visually.
Thomas uses ceramics to fabricate unique and imaginative ‘bombs” each of which symbolizes certain aspects of war and international conflict. He hopes his work will allow veterans and others to engage in dialogue about the struggles faced by young service men and women who serve in our nation’s military.
Thomas received his Master’s Degree in Art and is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Microbiology at California State University Northridge.