Two images from the work-in-progress project entitled Poppies (Women and War). The first is a silk poppy on wood, as I wait for the real wild common cornflower poppies to flourish in the hedgerows of England, and also in the fields of Flanders. Warmer weather has finally arrived, and soon the meadows and fields will be alive with colour.
The other image was sent to me by my relative Barbara Jordan. It shows my two aunties, Irene and Kate, aged 18 and serving as Land Army Girls during WWII. Look at those socks! Sadly, Auntie Rene and Auntie Kay are no longer with us, but their story survives here in black and white.
The Poppies project is bringing me into contact with the most incredible stories from the most incredible women, which I look forward to sharing when the exhibition opens in Cambridge in 2014 and then tours the UK. It’s still early days, and there’s much work to do. Will post pictures as and when.