I went along to this exhibition today wondering whether I would be able to write about it.
Once I really looked at the exhibition and read the information supplied by Steve Bourne, a former Swindon College student better known for his ceramics which he sells in Bloomingdale's in America, I was amazed and very impressed.
Do try and visit the exhibition before it closes on Saturday the 23rd of February. www.artsite.ltd.uk
at The Post Modern, Theatre Square, Swindon.
Steve's grandfather's boat, the SS Induna bound for Murmansk, was sailing in the Arctic when it was torpedoed and somehow he survived for 4 days adrift in a lifeboat. His story, which he kept quiet, has inspired Steve to create the artworks.
More photos to follow of the 390,000 matches to represent the sailors who died between 1939-45.