Over 6,000 life sized soldiers made of pottery guard the tomb of China's first emperor in Xian. Unearthed in 1974, this 2,000 year old army was accidentally discovered by farmers digging a well. The massed ranks of Xian's terracotta warriors are impressive, but even more poignant are the hundreds of broken soldiers awaiting eventual restoration. We saw many figures such as these, their heads smashed and bodies in fragments, slumbering in jumbled heaps, just as the archeologists found them. I converted this image from color to black and white. Black and white photography is a form of abstraction. It can be more symbolic as well, because it leaves more to the imagination. Black and white is often simpler in form, as well. This abstracted black and white version works more effectively as a symbol of the slumbering past. It is more stylized, and thus more haunting. The color version looks more like broken pottery, while this black and white image makes us think that we are looking at shattered human forms.