Painting by contemporary British artist Jacqueline Hammond
A painting from Jacqueline Hammond's The Signification of the Poppy series, this piece, titled ‘Remembrance Blast’ is imbued with drama, atmosphere and emotion – both a nod to fallen soldiers, past and present, and an expression of hope and positivity for a more peaceful future. The vibrant red palette and impression of poppies growing as far back as the eye can see.
Title: Remembrance Blast
Medium: Acrylics on canvas
Dimensions: 61cm x 61cm
Artist: Jacqueline Hammond
One of a series of ten paintings depicting the traditional landscape of poppy fields but with a contemporary edge that combines the beauty of flowers with the symbolic role of the poppy in association with war throughout history.
The works finely depict the poppy as a metaphor. Some represent the emblem of poppy worn for Remembrance Day: another life, another loss. Others depict farmed opium poppies; their beauty offset by the reason for their existence, representing current causes of conflict. In ‘A Troubled World’ and ‘Carpet of Red’ the suggestion of war is confirmed in the distance, where the rolling green hills when viewed more closely have a river of blood running between them, flowing down from the bloodshed in the barren, sandy, habituated hills. Just proves that beauty can be deceiving. A field of flowers can be more than a pretty picture.