This textile collage has been created as part of the commemorative exhibition '14/18 Now' held at the Trelissick House, the National Trust Property in Cornwall, that transfers to Truro Cathedral for 11th November to 4th December 2-16. This is one piece of a rich and diverse exhibition of work by Cornwall Crafts Association members. Poppies have become the accepted emblem of the soldiers of the 1st World War but so often they are depicted in some dreamlike landscape of peace. The soldiers perspective however was from the bottom of trenches where their view was of soil and sky and the sky itself was filled with war.
In this artwork the ephemeral, blood red poppies reach up towards that waring sky, brilliantly illuminated, easily crushed, and yet returning again and again despite the carnage.