Queen Elizabeth II's portrait will be exhibited in the window of The Book Shop, Market Pl, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4ET, from 10th - 26th September 2015.MEET THE ARTIST - I will be in and around the book shop on Sunday 13th September from 10am until 5.00pm, please call by, I will be handing out images of The Queen.
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.