160 Million Ghosts

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“Although the firing of guns at military funerals is seen as a sign of respect, this tradition may have its roots in the superstition that ringing bells and shooting guns work to scare away ghosts and spirits in the cemetery”

The name of the piece comes from the superstition shown above. It was designed to be part of a Halloween opening show called ‘superstition’, Oct. 31, 2011.It lists the last 100 years of violent conflicts (including genocides, wars, etc) which add up to a total of 160 million people.

The name and location of the conflicts have been removed and only dates and number of casualties are left.

Technique: Digital Print on Canvas


Spring 2012