Nameer Davis

External Forces
(after H. S. Power’s ‘3rdAustralian Light Horse 1918’).

Acrylic on Wood

36 x 44cm

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This painting is shaped to express something of the structural forces at work surrounding the scene memorably portrayed by the First World War artist, H. S. Power. The original painting depicts officers convening on horseback above the village of Es Salt prior to the raid, I have chosen to float this group of men and horses into a shaped space displaying lines of tension and a folding of the space in an effort to signify both the dignity and pathos in the advance and retreat that took place between the 27thMarch and the 2ndof April 1918.