Fallen Soldiers2014 (updated whenever another soldier is killed)

Basswood, Sapele, Cypress, Poplar, kevlar, fabric, ink

24" x 26" x 62"

photo credit:  Jeremy Zietz

Since October 10, 2001, 6,866 of my brothers and sisters in arms have fought and died in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

THIS PIECE IS IN HONOR OF EACH ONE

A tribute to the soldiers that I knew and to the rest who I now feel a little more connected to after writing each one of their names

Not only was it a penance for me, but was also a way to explore loss, healing, and homage.