Passchendale 17 – Gregory Hayman

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The work takes as its starting point the photographs of the apocalyptic landscape of the aftermath of the bombing and destruction of Passchendaele in 1917. I have created in bronze, representations of the broken tree trunks left standing – as haunting an image as there is of World War One. These fractured trunks are fixed to the ‘fountain’ locating both centenaries in one artwork and creating new meaning and resonance – the futility of war and the lives washed down the drain, of society and communities broken; only a semblance remains.

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