Bronze, Steel aand Wood
110 cm high
145 cm high
The Welsh artist George Little recently made a series of small and medium paintings from his childhood memory of the Swansea Blitz. My first drawings of airial bombing were made during a visit to Hamburg, Berlin and Dusseldorf during the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe.
I did not complete ‘Gloucester in Berlin’ until several years later. The commentary in the catalogue for the exhibition included a statement:
“I thought of childhood, being sent away throughout the ruins of the Midland industrial cities, Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. As a child I witnessed the bombing of Derby station. Equally I thought of my first visits to Germany not long after the war and the ruins of Cologne and Hamburg. Gloucester in Berlin concerns the bombing of civilians, no matter what their country or who launches the bombing aircraft.”