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1st World War Triptych, painting no 1 "Daddy, what did you do in the great war?"

Italian Linen on wooden board, rough wooden shards, red sealing wax, earth pigments from France, rabbit skin glue, WW1 Postcard with my Grandpa, Lance Corporal John James Taylor (with mascot dog called Lucky) and soldiers from his Battalion; 1st Royal Fusiliers, WW1 Hospital admission records collaged and a small pair red velvet baby shoes.
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approx 90 cm x 120 cm framed


Commisioned to make 3 paintings for Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museums Trust commemorative exhintion WW1 an intimate artistic community response. 13th October to 16th December 2018. I made this triptych in memory of my Grandpa Lance Corporal John James Taylor who was a trained soldier before war broke out. At age 18 he  fought in the trenches in France and was eventually wounded in the battle of the Somme after 2 years and 3 months of fighting in WW1. He was taken to hospital in London where he recovered from the wound in his leg but never recovered from severe shell shock. Born 1896 died 1944