Tuesday, March 29, 2011
the order of ceremonies
The New York Times posted a photograph of six soldiers carrying a casket through a mass burial grave site. The photograph is striking for its order and symmetry. The earth is dark and the white sheeted caskets settle into the ground in a geometric pattern. Each grave is paired with their individual shovel. I sketched the subject in charcoal to describe the moment between procession and when the burial is completed.