The Fallen 9000 awareness drawing in Filey

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Andy Moss with the Fallen

Andy Moss with the Fallen

Today we we’re on Filey Beach to make a sand drawing to raise awareness of The Fallen. For the Fallen we’re going to France to make 9000 silhouettes of fallen people on the D-Day landing beach of Arromanche to visually illustrate what happens in the absence of peace.

 

Andy Moss & Tom Bolland drawing in the image

Andy Moss & Tom Bolland drawing in the image

Today we made a 15 meter person surrounded by other Fallen and the image was finally washed away by the sea.  It was forecast to rain like crazy but we were blessed with no rain whereas everywhere else it did rain.  Photographs of the image should go to the papers and it will be viewed on Look North with a wonderful piece by Cathy Killick

Tom Bolland joined by Dan Metcalf using the stencils

Tom Bolland joined by Dan Metcalf using the stencils

 

The Fallen itself is going very well.  We have a coach from Bradford, and there are still some places left if you want to get on it.  It is £115 for waged folk and £55 for concessions and unwaged. There are also folk from as far as Finland coming and all over the UK.  The French folk are expecting us also, most of us will be staying on a campsite and the locals are letting us use their community hall for HQ and a gathering afterwards.  If you play an instrument then bring it!

 

We now have BBC The One Show, Look North and Coast covering the 21st

 

Cheerio for now!

Comments

  1. I can only tell you that this is a moment that takes your breath away. Thank you so much for showing love to a country that is lost right now but once cared about the human race. You and your volanteers have given me back some pride that I am an American.

  2. I cried when the fallen images appeared on my screen. Totally unexpected for a jaded one who was 9 years old on that horrible, beautiful day when so many sacrificed to begin the end of Naziism. Your selfless art is more meaningful than the most beautiful mandala imaginable as the tides washed away the stark sand silhouettes of The Fallen. Well done Wardley and Moss.

  3. Three years ago a friend and I stood on Omaha Beach, overcome with the vestigial sights of that June 6th day – a landing craft, German bunkers, a rough sea, a brilliant sky. We felt as though we had entered a church or other sacred space. This project overlayed the emotions of that visit. Thank you for all you did.

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