Moorcroft Flanders Feild Wall Plaque

Moorcroft Flanders Feild Wall Plaque

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Designer: Rachel Bishop
Dimensions: 12" by 4"
Limited Edition of 60
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In Flanders Field, the poem that inspired the use of the poppy as a remembrance symbol, was written in May 1915 by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, who was stationed at Ypres. Its final line hints, with a gentle bitterness that colourful life would one day spring forth among the desolation: ‘We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders fields.’
Rachel’s design, originally for a prestige piece but adapted for the Collection of Remembrance as a plaque, incorporates the gently swaying shoots of corn among rows of heralding poppies, all underneath a mellow, setting sun and the flutter of butterfly wings. In capturing a peaceful swathe of these sacred fields, sealed forever within the confines of pure English clay, Rachel offers a small token of our reverence to the distant, but never-forgotten meadows where so many brave men fell.