Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2016

My entry for The Art Prize 2016 is 'Reconciliation' a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

Ashurst Emerging Artist GALLERY

This contemporary portrait was inspired by the Queen’s 2014 speech, which recalled the Christmas Truce of 1914 as well as other peaceful ends to conflict during the twenty-first century. The portrait has been constructed using names taken from a Derbyshire War Memorial; these names have been machine woven onto tapes and assembled using only dressmaker pins.

The success of creating a likeness of Queen Elizabeth II using name tapes of World War One servicemen is astonishing. The result is a thought-provoking portrait reflecting on the Queen’s sixty-three year reign and long dedication to our Armed Forces.

Limited edition prints available.