WORLD WAR 14 - 18
|My book - heading to Ypres in Belgium, for their WW1 Centenary Celebrations.|
All the books are to measure 14 cm x 18 cm. Very Symbolic.
|These crosses and equals signs took eight hours to complete|
on the background of the third page!
|Bringing my ideas together.|
|Not yet sewn but almost complete.|
|My book has fold out pages which means worked on|
pages 14 cm x 72 cm
|My first page of crosses (this is only a section) represent the crosses of the trenches and barbed wire.|
Images with which we are so familiar.
|These crosses form the symbol of the book - from trench crosses to those of the graves and lastly using the cross as our symbol for love (kisses).|
'The poppies blow between the crosses, row on row.'
I have quoted John McCrae's poem 'In Flanders Field' throughout the book.
|The final artwork, shown in sections. Symbols are taken from different beliefs, |
the crosses and equals marks of the background symbolise love and equality.
|'At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,|
|... we will remember them.'|
|The Ode used in this work is taken from 'For the Fallen'|
by Laurence Binyon and on Anzac Day it is traditional to recite this Ode.
|And just because I like the photos .....|
I made this book for my son Tim of whom I am so proud.