666 Day XLI
The leaves are now home where they will be loved, and be a reminder every day, not that I need one, of the precious children that they represent who sadly have no home and no parents to love and protect them. With the dedication and commitment however of all those working so hard to reunite the families we can only hope that the day will come when that love and protection will be possible once again.
666 Day XL
I have had this perspex box for a number of years and always wondered what I could put into it. Since I have been reluctant to say goodbye to the leaves, today they found a home and the box finally has a purpose.
Families Belong Together
On Day XXXIX of my 666 journey the final leaf has been drawn but sadly for the separated children and their families their journey is far from over. They have been in my thoughts each day and will continue to be until all the children have been united with their parents.
I would like to thank those of you who have been following my leaf journey since the first day and those of you who joined along the way. Knowing you feel as I do has been a great support and encouragement.
I would also like to thank Jacob Soboroff today for his book “Separated: Inside an American Tragedy”, which should be read by everyone. His telling the story of the children is truly heartbreaking. Take a look at his post on Instagram today Jacob Soboroff where he writes about the book and supporting local booksellers during the pandemic.
Thank you also to Lee Gelernt and the ACLU for their dedicated advocacy for the children and their families seeking to reunite them and find justice so that those responsible can be held accountable.
‘666: a graphite journey” is dedicated to the children.
Keep them in your thoughts.
666 – Day XXXVIII
The final fifteen together with their neighbours.
The final fifteen leaves in position at 7:30 this morning.
Tomorrow, look for the completed piece and a few final words of appreciation.
666…in progress – Day XXXVII
10 more leaves today before the final 15 tomorrow.
Enjoy the beginning of my favorite cello suite, the prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 played by Mstislav Rostropovich together with a new over my shoulder
video of the first leaf of the day.
666…in progress – Day XXXVI
12 new leaves together with their neighbours,
666…in progress – Day XXXV
12 plus yesterday’s 12
666…in progress – Day XXXIV
Today’s 12 new leaves with some of those from the past two days.
666…in progress – Day XXXIII
666…in progress – Day XXXII
Combining yesterday’s 17 leaves with today’s 17 for a new total of 588 leaves.