Blind memories – traces of the first world war

My great grandfather, Henry Millward, was positioned in France during the first world war. After recently having discovered that he was made a serie of pen and ink drawings of nature scenaes near his base, we also came across unfinished pencil sketches. In other work that can be seen on my website you will see that I have attempted to finish these pen and ink drawings. I have subsequently made etches based on the drawings. However while working for many hours on the drawings and on the etches my mind kept tripping up on the concepts of memory, on seeing and now longer seeing after the moment has passed. On transgenerational stories and new memories based on these stories. I felt that the feeling of wanting to see what Henry had seen, became stronger and in doing so, the possibility to do just that became weaker. The work I present here is the result of this process.

blind frog
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind road
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind perpective
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind path
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind forest
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind view
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind forked road
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind bend
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind perspective 2
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind view 2
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material
blind barracks
hand made paper cast and pressed
made from fully recycled material