Although most of us have never experienced war, we are surrounded by its imagery. This project is an exploration in the way that imagery and information from movies, videogames, the newspaper, and the Internet come together to form our perception of what war is. Explosions are war's most universal and most spectacular signifiers. We are never falling short of this imagery. Wortendyke uses these magnetizing images to show not only how the lines between fiction and non-fiction blur, but also to show how a mediated experience can become indecipherable from a real experience.