Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Carry On

Carry On 10 x 20"

"Keep Calm and Carry On", this slogan was prominent throughout the early days of WWII in England. This piece features a xerox copy of a photo of one of the original posters on a brick wall, surrounded with Fresco Flakes adhered with heavy gel medium.

The canvas was prepared with gesso, cheesecloth and pumice gel and then covered in muted blue, red and cream acrylics. St.Paul's stands above it's bombed surroundings, covered with an organza Union Jack. Bits of rusted hardware are attached with narrow gauge wire, one topped with a period copper penny. Other pictures show bombed neighbourhoods and gas mask instructions.

The strength and resiliency of the English populace during the Blitz was truly monumental. "Keep Calm and Carry On"

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