Villanelle - mixed media on canvas piece from Wales based artist Peter Rossiter.
A villanelle is a nineteen-line poetic form. "Villanelle" is a “ concrete “ representation of a poem the artist wrote about events in 1918.
Peter has used oils,acrylic paint and various types of acrylic spray paint together with stencils, brushes, rags, a saw blade and a selection of other random mark making instruments to create the image.
For those that died, by night, by day
It was but chance
One hundred years gone, in a blink
You feel aggrieved
And hesitate to glance
On those that died, by night, by day
Scarce time’s blood congealed
Can grass, can marble, can poppy wreaths enhance
One hundred years gone, in a blink?
In shock you reeled
Knocked off balance
By those that died, by night, by day.
Stop, consider: yield
To a diplomatic dance
One hundred years gone, in a blink,
Nothing reprieved, all hope felled
In the woods and fields of Aisne,
For those that died by night, by day
One hundred years gone in a blink.