Limited Edition Giclee on Canvas Board
Image Size: 11.5" x 11.5"
Framed Size: 17.5" x 17.5"
Edition Size: 95
RRP Framed: £375
In his evocative new work, Marc Marot brings you images and stories from the front line.
It's not often you get to hear the haunting stories from the trenches in the Great War straight from the horses mouth. It was an unexpected privilege when 85 year old former Pt Edwin "Eddie" Bigwood of the Royal Worcester regiment recounted an astonishing memory in conversation with grandson Marot, having never spoken a word about the war in all his years.
Fondly known as "Grampy' to the family, Eddie then talked of nothing else…perhaps the decades that had passed finally allowed him to share this many stories. These days the Imperial War Museum houses hours of recordings of his WW1 memoirs. When he was just 18 years old a shell burst a few feet away from him, burying him under the soil of Belgium and profoundly deafening him for the rest of his life.
Grampy is heard recounting another such story in ‘Shall I Sing To You?'and Eddie is the soldier represented on the print.
Former President of legendary record label Island Records, Marc Marot has spent many hours bringing similar stories of the war to life in the form of 'Augmented Reality' where art is dramatically brought to life
From spoken memoirs, to some of the last century’s most dramatic WW1 poems and including actual footage from the 'Great War'.
Marc has rubbed shoulders with many influential voices over the years, from singers and songwriters to actors and influencers. And he certainly makes use of his impressive connections in his work. One of which is the unmistakable voice of Sean Bean who narrates and takes you on an emotional journey where you could almost smell and sense of fear our lost men experienced.
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