Friday, January 22, 2010
WidowsWeave: Day 6
Little monumental sculptures existing on the beach made for a mysterious memorial today while I drew lines around them.
15,700 lines today, though again some were no more that marks in the wet sand or frozen surface. This time it was more because of the conditions - the top layer of sand was all clumpy and underneath it was frozen, and the end of the stick was curved oddly. Clear lines were hard to make and caused me to wonder about the number of widows. When there are so many, some conditions make it impossible to count accurately - dangerous regions, unstable buildings, disease, populations on the move. For me, the count is almost perfect, but the marks are often unclear. Someone else looking at the beach couldn't tell how many marks there were.