Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lest we forget...

With the whole family working through the flu, it was prudent not to bundle us up and go to the the cenotaph yesterday. Susan had a brilliant idea to reflect on the cost of war. It's hard to put the cost into perspective. So she looked up the number of Canadians who died in WWII. Turns out to be 42,789. So we spend much of the day drawing one cross on a page for each Canadian who died in that war. Took about 4 hours, with all of us working at various paces through the day.
many blocks of crosses, some interwoven art and messages.

I found it particularly interesting that at one point, it really felt like I was drawing cemeteries on the countryside.