Finished works for Acid Drop Copse The Somme”

 

 

A wax montage of soldiers, photography and pewter is made after Caspar David Friedrich’s  “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog.”   Sydney Hurst stands  high above  a mound of dead toy soldiers and looks into our eyes in wonderment, forcing us to question the significance of the individual and the events that took place in this landscape.

 

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After Caspar David Friedrich’s “Wanderer above the Sea of Fog.”

Wax on board with toy soldiers and pewter

70 x 140 framed

 

Finished works for Acid Drop Copse “The Somme”

A  World War One boot embedded in wax crops entitled  “Legitimised Contempt for Individual Life” is an expression of my personal response to the raw horror of the battlefield.  A solitary body part and name tag lie alone in a burnt field, since destroyed by the ravages of war, echoing the beauty of what is no more.

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“Legitimised Contempt for Individual Life”

Crops, boot, wax and tag on board

110 x 70

Fine Arts Society Contemporary, 148 New Bond Street, London W1: 8 June presents Waterloo 200, “The Other Side of the Hill” by Ingrid Barber

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