Inside a Pacific Love Affair
BY Andrew Berardini
How Californian conceptual artist Jeffrey Vallance’s
1980s adventures in Polynesia softens the stigma of exoticism.
As American sailors in World War II finished their tours of duty island-hopping across Polynesia, finally taking the long boat journey home to nuclear families, tract homes and postwar-boom jobs in widget factories, they longed to continue the excitement of their youthful adventures…