SFM Cloth Dolls with Attitude! NZ

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Un-named Soldier WW1 Commemoration Figures.

Finished! These are initial photo's of my unnamed soldier, being offered a care parcel from an attentive nurse. 

With this work, I am thinking about what was important to the men and women in wartime, away from home and loved ones, injured, not knowing their fate, living with ever present danger, then receiving word that somewhere , someone was thinking about them. 

I was thinking about the contribution made by people in active service, about disillusionment, fear and exhaustion, but pockets where compassion is present in the form of a small parcel from an unknown person to prisoners and captives, whomever they were.


4 comments:

Romona said...

That's amazing Sharon. I know it will be well received and you should feel a pretty warm and fuzzy right about now... Well done, Romona

The Stitch Fiddler said...

Sharon, This is excellent. You've captured such compassion and love with these dolls and it touched my heart. I have a daughter in the Military who served two tours of duty. Thank God she wasn't injured as this soldier. She appreciated all the care packages sent her way and loved receiving letters...better than emails.
Thanks for sharing such great dolls...I hope these get published in a magazine. Take Care.

Bethann

ruthanne said...

Wonderful! Love and theme as well as the creative piece.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This set is so wonderful! You have created a masterpiece! So much work - so much love - went into making these characters. Perfection! Due to illness/life issues I have not created for some time now but have my first kitten and he is my saving grace. I have been posting photos of him on my blog now for a couple of weeks if you would like to view. Wishing you a great week!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane