January 25, 2022

How Do We Remember Their Sacrifice?

Colin Maxwell | Colin Maxwell, 50

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Sand Art and Digital VideoRemembering ORP Orzel, 2020

The beach art and video of its production serve as a memorial to the servicemen who gave their lives, not just aboard the Polish Orzel submarine (based in Scotland 1939-1940), but throughout the wars of the past. The impermanence of the artwork reflects the fading of memory and the recording of the artwork shows us one viewpoint of a past event. It is intended to remind the audience of the impermanence of memory and the importance of creating lasting, meaningful memorials that serve as a reminder of our past and what we owe to those who went before us.