Artists Andy Moss and Jamie Wardley and volunteers stenciled 9,000 drawings representing the dead soldiers and civilians on both sides of the war - both German and Allied... ‘the fallen‘ in recognition of international peace day on september 21, is a huge art installation of 9,000 thousand silhouettes covering a large beach area as was the case on D-day. As those lives were lost, the artwork is totally wiped-out by the incoming tide.
"Andy Moss and myself from Sand In Your Eye developed the idea of the Fallen Project together to mark Peace Day. The objective was to make a visual representation of 9000 people drawn in the sand which equates the number of Civilians, Germans Forces and Allies that died during the D-day landings, 6th June during WWII as an example of what happens in the absence of peace.
"…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