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Exhibition of Memorial Concepts

Artist(s): Stephen Bailey, United Kingdom

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Proposal Title: Counting the Cost, 04/01/2008, Sculpture

Proposal Synopsis: Somewhere on a beach in Iraq, a mountain of old oil barrels, one for each civilian casuality of the war. Each carries some form of identification, a name where this is known, a number where it isn't. From the pile, a linked trail of barrels leads into the sea, disappearing under the surface. In other countries, the USA, UK, all the countries who have lost armed forces in the war, a similar trail rises out of the sea on remote beaches, leading to smaller piles of barrels. These will all be named; known casualities, documented, their families informed, proper procedures followed.

Artist's Biography: Stephen Bailey is an artist living and working in North Yorkshire. His work has been exhibited widely across the UK, and ranges in scale from small, crafted pieces to larger installations.

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