‘Unknown Civilians Killed in War’

On average, 2,174 people die every day as a direct result of war. Nine out of ten of these are civilians. Half of these are children. 

 “Unknown Civilians Killed in War” commemorates those whose lives were lost, unrecorded, the collateral damage of military action.

Civilians die in action as surely and as finally as any soldier. They also die from the consequences of war: shattered infrastructures, poisoned water and land, abandoned ordinance. Civilians deserve to be remembered. By honoring slain civilians alongside our war dead, we understand and acknowledge the full gravity of war and the full extent of its cost.

651 Poppies

Mixed Media 303 bullet shells, material, paper.

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