To celebrate World Peace Day this past weekend, two artists with an army of volunteers stormed the beaches of Normandy. Unlike in history, though, this army was equipped with rakes and stencils to etch 9,000 silhouettes of fallen soldiers into the sand. The Fallen 9000 by Jamie Wardley and Andy Moss serves as a stark visual reminder of the people and allied forces who died fighting for our freedom during the WWII D-Day assault at Arromanches on June 6, 1944. The team of volunteers originally started out around 60 deep, but when word spread the group quickly grew to 500 local residents. Unfortunately the installation only lasted a few hours before it was washed away by the tide.
Can you “Imagine” a day where the dream for world peace finally comes true?
What an awesome idea and project. Thank you so much for caring enough to pull this together and present it.