Thursday, 19 February 2009

Falls the Shadow by Helen Pollock

The beautiful art work, Falls the Shadow, made by ceramic artist Helen Pollock from Auckland (New Zealand) will be on display in the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, Belgium from April 25 till November 15. Helen Pollock has mixed New Zealand clay with clay brought from the battlefields of Passchendaele to create a grove of hands reaching up in a way that suggests aspiration and death against a background of trees stripped bare by the war. The Passchendaele clay comes exactly from the place where the soldiers had their last night rest before the attack on Belle Vue spur on 12 October 1917.Visitors will find it a fitting reminder of the futile death of young men in an unsurpassed disaster.

Falls The Shadow by Helen Pollock - Artist from Scott Ewing on Vimeo.