Photo of a glass bell-shaped container filled with stainless steel double edge razor blades
Glass, wood, stainless steel double edge razor blades; 16.5″h × 10″ × 10″; 2013

In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were dying by suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. That equals eight thousand and thirty per year. Within this glass bell jar, there is one stainless steel double-edged razor blade for each veteran who took their own life in one 365 day period.