A tragic work in progress

Emily Prince's artwork, "American Servicemen and Women Who Have Died, 2004-Present" is a collection of graphite drawings of fallen soldiers which will be exhibited in London's Saatchi Gallery Project Room from today. As we are all too well aware, it is an ongoing project.

American artist Prince will add new pictures as becomes necessary — white pins denoting soldiers who died before the work was hung, red pins showing the more recent casualties, each piece of paper matching the skin tone of the soldier depicted. They were initially displayed on a map of America, each soldier placed over his home town, but sadly the numbers grew too great. Though she has chosen to document Americans, Prince is all too aware of the limited scope of her subject, as the exhibition's title makes clear.

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Emily Prince: American Servicemen And Women Who Have Died In Iraq And Afghanistan (But Not Including The Wounded, Nor The Iraqis, Nor The Afghans) is at the Saatchi Gallery, London SW3, from today until 7 May 2010.

For more information on the project visit www.theamericanservicemenandwomen.com