“A group of diverse artists who go by the name, “Acid Drop Copse” come together in an exhibition to commemorate the Battle of the Somme at Honeywood in Carshalton, Surrey from 22nd June until 31st July 2016. The show will then transfer to the ArtMoorHouse Gallery in the City of London in November for Remembrance Day . In disciplines ranging from sculpture, metal casting, encaustic art, oil painting, print making, ceramics, floristry and contemporary jewellery, these practitioners are united by a desire to examine and reinterpret the events that began on July 1st 1916 in Picardy, when tens of thousands of ordinary volunteers trudged stoically to their deaths.”
Ingrid met up with Susan Wicks, a surviving relative of Samuel Charles Currier from Carshalton who died aged 38 at the Somme and was inspired to make a memory box telling a very poignant story. Samuel’s daughter Eva fell in love with a toy doll, a doll that Samuel promised to buy for her, but Samuel never returned. Hearing the sad news of his death, a nurse saw Eva looking at the doll in a shop window and bought it for her. The doll still exists and Ingrid has featured it with representations of the dried forget-me-nots Samuel used to send home to his family from the battle fields of the Somme.
30 x 40