The deadline is in sight for a project I began in June of 2015. Deathgate involves 1.3 million handmade ceramic 'stones:' one for each detainee of the Auschwitz camps. I can confirm that I will complete the work on November 21st, 2018. The significance of this completion date can be found on the page for the artwork itself: Deathgate.

Something I haven't announced is that with the work being finished in late 2018, it's first exhibition will have Deathgate showing through January 27th, 2019: the 75th anniversary for the liberation of the Auschwitz camps and International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

News on a venue will be announced later in the year and for more consistent updates on the project, Instagram is your best destination: @danelborne.

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Photography: Dan Elborne.

Background photograph by Alec Shultz.