Shiloh

Death on the Civil War battlefield

Five Engraved Mirrored Plexiglass boxes with LED lighting and sound, soil, electrical wires, shell casings

(Installation view)

30" x 13" x 8" & 10" ea. (approx. 35" x 65" x 10")

Journalist's observations recorded while walking through a hospital of dying soldiers during the 1861-1865 American Civil War, relevant today as young men lie dying in street battles in the contemporary United States.

Text:

"... the bodies of the living and the dead

ranged on either side and opposite . . . as far as the eye can reach.

Groans fill the air . . .

the air is fetid with the stench of wounds

and the rain is pouring down upon the thousands who yet lie . . .

upon the bloody ground."