The Hidden Army


Much like Spark of Production the purpose of this embroidery was to shed light on the tireless work of the women of war. Many soldiers were wounded and injured during the countless offensives of the Great War and of those who survived many would have succumbed to blood loss or infection if it had not been for the quick and effective medical work done by nurses in the aid stations scattered across the lands behind the front lines. What interested me about this photo other than the meaning behind it was that it was my early attempt at fabric interactions. I was interested to see how well I could pull off the folds and details of the fabric under pressure from the crutches this man used, in the impressionist style I had begun to use for this exhibition.

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Exhibition: WW1 Centenary August 2014
Commission: No
For Sale: Yes
Size: Hight 23cm - Width 24cm - Depth 2cm

Embroidery Number: 8