D-Day artwork: 9,000 Sand Drawings Commemorate The Fallen
“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”