Sunday, 9 November 2014

Lest We Forget

Very short blog, two drawings, remembering the millions of horses that gave their lives in the war.

The first is a quick sketch I did last week with a view to a larger piece, but it's simplicity worked as a sketch, so I left it alone.

 The second is a drawing I did in my early days at art college, so many years ago. The drawing is one of stallion posturing and threatening a young colt over his mares and territory. The situation escalated into a fight, the upstart was defeated, retreating injured, and the old man was left bloodied but unbowed. War at it's simplest, with the least fallout.

I've photographed the stallion drawing with a poppy head I made of electrical wire. Man has made war a different animal.



  1. So emotive Jenny, brings tears into your heart !!

    1. It's just impossible to imagine what was gone through, both beast and man. This phrase from a war poem by Stephen Cooke is succinct and encompassing, I think.

      "….. this is the place where death is king and reason is lost."

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