Meg O’Shannessy

All the Shadows Whisper of the Sun

Oil on Linen

91 x 123cm

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For me war is a shadow falling across humanity but within each soldier exists a part of that sun still shining far away in a country that they must one day hope to return. Whenever I read about or see photos of the landing at Gallipoli I am overwhelmed by the enormity of the organisation required for everyone to even just be there that day. But even greater is the determination, courage, perseverance and comradeship of all those involved that was given honestly and without reservation hugging within a hint of the light for the future.