Monday, 21 November 2011

The Bottom Line.

Hooray! I am now working on the bottom line of 'Warhorse'!!! Yes, the bottom line of squares in the artwork will be the row where viewer will be able to actually read extracts or whole poems. The text will go from one side of the artwork to the other and enable people to look back at the image and capture the mood of the painting through the poets words as well as the text painting itself!
The bottom line! Read the poetry

Monday, 14 November 2011

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Two Minutes Of Silence.

This friday silence fell as Britain paused to remember the war dead. I was asking my daughter Joselina about what they did at her school. They did what the rest of nation does and stopped to reflect on the sacrifice of those brave men and women who fought for our freedom. Jose is just 5 years old and last weekend I talked to her about her great great grandfather Wilfred Barrs who died in Ypres in October 1914. She told me she was thinking of him.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Well, I had a fantastic week. On Tuesday I visited my Uncle David who I havn't seen since I was a child. He told me about my family history (on my mums side) which has been traced back to 1791-2 on my Mum's side!! I discovered that one of my relatives - my Great Grandfather Wilfred Barrs was a soldier in the First World war. He apparently joined up in August 1914 and by October was unfortunately killed in Ypres. His name is on the town memorial on Broad Green in Wellingborough and is written on the Menin Gate in Yypres. Whilst being extremely proud of my family background it also brings history alive this to me gives extra meaning to the work I am doing on "WarHorse".
Great Grandfather Wilfred Barrs