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.

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