Monday, June 06, 2011

Turtles Pay Tribute to Victims of War

Turtle Tidbit #2 is a report on the sculpture installation by French artist Rachid Khimoune. Now installed on Normandy's Omaha Beach, the exhibit consists of 1000 soldier's helmets fashioned as turtles. It protests global violence and commemorates the 67th anniversary of D-Day. Coverage by The Associated Press appeared in many newspapers today.

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Additional information:
  • This same installation, called 1000 Tortues-Casques, was in Paris near the Eiffel Tower in May, 2011.  Click HERE to see pictures taken in Paris.  Page through pictures 65-71.
  • Rachid Khimoune has featured turtles in various other works and projects. On his website, click on Sculptures, then Turtles.
  • Rachid Khimoune, Wikipedia page

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