“Arlington West is a series of prints from photographs I made of an art installation by the same name. It is put together every Sunday, from sunrise to sunset by Veterans For Peace. It’s mission is to serve as a remembrance for the fallen and wounded and a reminder of the human costs of any war. This particular memorial is in remembrance of those serving in the “war on terror.
“As a veteran myself, these images serve as a reminder to me personally of the price that is being paid.
“I first saw the crosses on the beach beside the pier in Santa Monica, CA in 2007. I was immediately struck by the sheer numbers of crosses and started to photograph for personal reasons. For several years after that, I continued to go to Santa Monica on Sunday’s, and also on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, when the memorial is put in place for the entire weekend.
“The images in this series are a reminder that each day, a human being loses their life in a war that continues. This will continue for the foreseeable future.
“Why do these young women and young men give so much? Why do we ask this of them? Why must we ask this of them? I’ve yet to find satisfactory answers to those questions. And maybe the questions don’t matter to those who have already lost their lives, but perhaps they do to the ones left behind… to the ones yet to go into battle.”
– Larry D. Hayden, August 2018
Photogravure edition release planned for July 2020. Pre-Orders now being accepted!
- Print Title: “Arlington West No 1”
- Year of Photograph: 2018
- Paper Size: 22 x 20″
- Paper Type: German Hahnemühle Copperplate 300gm, Bright White
- Ink: French Charbonnel Carbon Black
- Plate Size: 15.15 x 10.5″
- Plate Type: Polymer Photogravure
- Edition Type: Hand-Printed, Limited Edition of 25
- Signed and Numbered by the Artist
- Signed Certificate of Authenticity
- Series: “Arlington West” – 6 photogravure prints