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The Thinker

A crewman in a green shirt and helmet sits on part of a hatch, his chin is resting in his hand
Description: Painting, Acrylic on Canvas Board; by Kristopher John Battles; 2016; Framed Dimensions 18H X 12W
Accession #: 2016-005-04
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As viewed on deck of USS Harry S Truman (CVN-75), during flight operations as part of COMPUTEX training, September 2015.  The responsibility of a crewmember wearing a green jersey is for the operation and maintenance of the aircraft carrier’s catapult and arresting gear. 


The sailor’s pose reminded me of Rodin’s “The Thinker” and he seems lost in thought (perhaps the subtitle is “Join the Navy, they said… see the world, they said!”)

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