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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

  • AND how quickly it fades
    like our memories
    like our spirit
    death becomes us all
    whether young and foolishly lost in wars….will we ever learn will we ever learn
    or simply to old age and the wearing out of our life force
    death is ever there to greet us
    Namaste
    i am Paedra.com

    Paedra
  • This brings tears, it is so striking.
    Thank you to the organizers and artists.

    P Blinch
  • This is a very moving scene.
    It shows in stark detail the utter waste of war.
    Congratulations to the organisers and participants.

    raymondo
  • Just remember each of those are men whom gave their lives for freedom!

    Keith Roberts

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