Six Kilograms

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I will construct a memorial cairn to honor the men and women of the U.S. military who have died in The Iraq War. The memorial will consist of 4,486 stones, each representing one lost life. This number will be adjusted to reflect any additional loss of life during ArtPrize. I will work with stones because of their traditional use in the building of memorial cairns. Historically, a stone also refers to a unit of weight equivalent to approximately six kilograms, hence the title of my work. The construction process will be intuitive in nature, responding to the space provided and to the interaction of the stones. The structure of the memorial cairn will be determined by its location. Ideally, a partially enclosed interior space (such as a small room) will emphasize the scale of the structure, which is an important consideration in conveying the sheer number of war-related deaths. In the event that an interior space is not available, the cairn can be built in an open exterior space.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Stones
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: variable