The Fallen, 9000 Impressions Artists Scraped Onto Normandy Beach

 

 

This past weekend British artists Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss accompanied and hundreds of volunteers, took rakes and stencils in hand to the beaches of Normandy  to etch 9,000 silhouettes into the sand. Titled The Fallen 9000, the piece is meant as a stark visual reminder of the civilians, Germans and allied forces who died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 and  nearly 500  residents arrived to help with the temporary installation that lasted only a few hours before being washed away by the tide.

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