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Remember

13 Nov
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Er Gof (In Memorial) #9, a reduction lino print inspired by the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin 

Today is Remembrance Sunday. In Britain there is a poignant service to remember the war dead, not glorifying war, but remembering the awful cost of war. So much of my work is about remembrance and memorial.

The song ‘1916’ by Mötorhead, possibly the best anti-war song ever. So sad, so gentle…..

 

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A mashup of one of my stamp prints of German anti-war artist, Kathe Kollwitz, and a newspaper cutting

I am hugely inspired by Käthe Kollwitz, the German feminist, socialist, anti-war artist who died in 1945, after a lifetime of using her art as political protest, being banned by both the First Reich and the Third Reich.

 

“We’re Here Because We’re Here”, an extraordinary UK-wide public art event commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, one of the most moving artworks I have ever experienced.

 

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And now, more than ever, we need to remember the real lessons of war, the loss, the pain, the grief and learn from them. But will we?

 

My latest artwork, inspired by Käthe Kollwitz, is on show at the Womens Arts Association until December the 12th…….

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