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9,000 sand drawings commemorate the fallen on d-day
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sep 25, 2013
9,000 sand drawings commemorate the fallen on d-day


9,000 sand drawings commemorate the fallen on d-day
image courtesy of sand in your eye

 

 

 

british artists andy moss and jamie wardley of sand in your eye, along with a team volunteers, arranged and stenciled 9,000 drawings on the sand of the d-day landing beaches in normandy, representing the civilians, germans and allied forces that died during WWII. ‘the fallen‘, which commemorates international peace day on september 21, is a massive art installation of thousands of silhouettes covering the shoreline. echoing the ephemeral nature of the lives lost, the artworks are totally erased by the incoming tide, a sobering reminder of what happens when peace is not present.

 

‘…the idea is to create a visual representation of what is otherwise unimaginable – the thousands of human lives lost during the hours of the tide during the WWII normandy landings on 6 june 1944.  there will be no distinction between nationalities, they will be known only as ‘the fallen’.  it does not propose to be a celebration or condemnation, simply a statement of fact and tribute to life and its premature loss.’  — jamie wardley

 

 


image courtesy of sand in your eye

 

 


image courtesy of sand in your eye

 

 


image courtesy of sand in your eye

 

 


image courtesy of sand in your eye

 

 


image courtesy of sand in your eye

 

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