Sunday, March 30, 2014

9000 Bodies

During our study of WWII, we read about the D-Day invasion on the beaches of Normandy.  We read about the casualties and the sacrifices given that day.  Lives lost.  It was a staggering number to consider.  Sometimes visuals help.
 Around that time we heard about "The Fallen" an art installation by British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss.  This project was to stencil in the sand, a body for each one fallen on that historic day.  Amazingly, as they were working, people began to show up and help.  By the end of the day 9000 bodies were stenciled in the sand.  Then, gradually the tide washed them all away.  It was a tremendously moving and symbolic representation of that event.

To read about the project, go The Fallen 9000 website.  To view the pictures of that day, visit their gallery.


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