The Unknown Soldier

Gouache and lacquer on marine ply

61 x 122cm


Fleur Macdonald

Images of faces fading into the ground of the lost soldiers of battle.  Missing casualties from all sides, sons, brothers and fathers while contingencies trampled the battlegrounds back and forth burying deep the fallen ones.

The many unmarked graves resulting from man’s weaponry devastated the contingency, unable to identify thousands of soldiers decimated beyond recognition, compacts the loss of which is brought to light… Commemorate the unknown soldier!