Name tags, 2005
These are the names of the 154 US military personnel who have died in Afghanistan as of 20 January 2005.
Poppy seeds and shelf, 2005
These 4000 plus poppy seeds represent the number of Afgani civilians that have died since the US military invaded that country in the Fall of 2001.
As of 20 January 2005, approximately 204 independent contractors working for the Coalition Forces in Iraq have died.
Paper over newspaper, 2005
The total number of Coalition Forces that had died as of 20 January 2005 was 1530. Their names are all listed here.
Tape and plexiglass, 2005
The "official" US government tally of the number of people wounded was 10,371 on 20 January 2005. The estimated numbers are between 15 and 20 thousand. There are 10,000 pieces of tape here. None of these numbers include the number of civilians that have been wounded.
Phone books and clock, 2005
On 10 January 2005 the New York Times stated that the war in Iraq costs 4.5 billion dollars ($4,500,000,000) per month. The averages $150,000,000 per day, $6,250,000 per hour, $104,166 per minute, and $1736.00 per second. If each single page of the phone book represents one US dollar then these pages from 18 phone books represents the number of dollars being spent on "Operation Iraqi Freedom" in approximately 10 seconds.
Bubble wrap, 2005
As of 20 January 2005 the low counts for the number of Iraqi civilians that have died were 15,365-17,582 from one source and as many as 100,000 from another. I have chosen these 100,000 bubbles to represent the number of Iraqi civilians dead.