Saturday, 8 February 2014

1914 - 2014

It's 2014 already.
I have been looking forward to this year because it is the centenary of the start of World War One, and hopefully after 100 years it just might be possible for people to live together without killing each other.
As to who actually causes wars to start I won't make any comment. They know who they are, it is on their conscience.
I have been planning a number of projects for the commemoration.

Some using my model railways - Place de la Victoire

and some as an artist, starting with Rue de la Guerre


This installation requires a wall about 30ft(9metres) long, but could be split in two. Each picture represents a typical French shop or business, numbered 1-13 and 19-29, and one picture representing the years 1914-18.
Here is a short presentation

video

 Each picture uses my standard material, mashed up(liquidised) newspaper, pressed into my own molds, and mounted on wooden paneling. They would be hung from barbed wire, representing the barbarism of the conflict.