Tuesday, September 24, 2013

When art is used to explain history it creates a powerful message

International Day of Peace was this past Saturday. Since then the image below has been circulating the internet.

Two British artist, Jamie Wardley, 33, and Andy Moss, 50, conceived the idea to give visual representation to the lives lost on D-Day on the beach at Normandy, France.  9,000 shadows were drawn in the sand by over 500 volunteers.

Onlookers watched as the 'bodies' were taken to the sea as the tide washed in through the course of the day.

It is one thing to learn about D-Day in your social studies classes and talk about the thousands of soliders's deaths.  It is quite another to see it.

What a powerful experience it must have been to be a volunteer as well as watch the sunset that day.


Read more here.

1 comment:

Jeanette Tesmer said...

This is the artists' website for the project: http://thefallen9000.info/