The poetry of Wilfred Owen has been a strong influence to the work I am doing. His words as in many other poems speaks directly of the experience of war and its horrors. As I listened to this tonight whilst painting it made me think of my own relatives who were lost. My grandmother lost two brothers. I think this is why World War One is so important to all of us - so many people know of relatives who were sent into the misery of this conflict. Even today the impact of this time has a profound effect on people.