I was keen to try new materials for this commission, including incorporating my own light source. The lighting in POD gallery consists of several banks of very bright fluorescent strips and I’d hoped that adding lights to my installation would help combat the brightness.
Horses provided the backbone to the vast logistical operations during World War One. Many didn’t survive as they were vulnerable to appalling winter conditions and machine gun fire on the front line. The final work is a combination of photographs of muddy horses and excerpts of Sunderland’s Sergeant George Thompsons’ Memoirs kindly reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the former DLI and Durham County Record Office. Reference: Durham County Record Office D/DLI 7/700/11
The final work is face mounted onto 5mm acrylic, with laser etched excerpts of text, lit with a LED light strip and presented on a custom made shelf.