12 September 2007

Trench art

Carved shell casing

Heart's Desire points us to www.TrenchArt.org, a website devoted to art made by WWI soldiers while they were serving, often using materials like shell casings. She says:

I am incredibly moved by this art. I felt like weeping when I saw the first couple of pieces. It's something about how they speak of the long, deadly time these soldiers spent wasting away in the trenches, while at the same time they also show the irrepressible power of the human drive to create beauty.

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