© 1988 Chapter 172 Vietnam Veterans of America
Several members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 and emerging realist painter Lee Teter came to the chapter with an inspirational idea that was developed at the kitchen table. As a result of those discussions, the painting "Reflections" emerged.
Lee Teter paints with remarkable accuracy, and in this case, he depicted panels 29 and 30 East of the Vietnam Wall. Many names can be seen in their actual position on the Wall.
The images of servicemen reflected in the Wall and their comrade were created with live models using a full length glass panel in Teter's studio.
The live models were actual Chapter 172 members Jim Williams, Dave Arnold, Jane Bass, Mike Thompson, Bill Custer and Dale Layton. Michael "Mickey" Banks, a veteran who lost his life in Vietnam is also depicted from a family photo. Williams, now painted in business attire, was originally sketched in fatigues but was later changed to reflect a more universal image of surviving veterans.
The "Reflections" print is an open edition with an image size of 26" x 19" printed in high resolution using permanent ink on archive quality acid free paper.