the omnipresent image of

Blue Apple

Senior Member
Persian (Iran)
In the following words, Nancy Spero is explaining her paintings. Is the bold section talking about the real choppers in the war or the images of choppers in her paintings?

The helicopter becomes anthropomorphic – a primeval (prime-evil) bird or bug wreaking destruction. I imagined that Vietnamese peasants saw it as a giant monster. I viewed the helicopter as the symbol of this war – the omnipresent image of the chopper hovering, transporting soldiers, napalming villages, gunning fleeing peasants or picking up wounded and dead US soldiers.
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    US English
    It says "I viewed", and the bold part continues the "I viewed" phrase

    So all the bold stuff happened in Nancy Spero's imagination, not in the real war or in her paintings.