THE ELEVENTH HOUR VII BY SCARLETT RAVEN
This new collection entitled 'The 11th Hour', has been named after the peace treaty for the end of the First World War which was signed on the 11th month, of the 11th day at 11 o’clock. The collection consists of 33 Poppy paintings, all in a variety of three different sizes. I felt that bringing light and awareness upon our history is fundamental in this day and age, as being apart of a new generation who know less about the First World War than the generation before. Therefore these paintings were created in association with the British Royal Legion for remembrance during the centenary, and the remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives and continue to do so.
What inspired your latest 'The Eleventh Hour' collection?
My fascination started about six years ago when I painted my first Poppy field, which is where the inspiration has drawn from for this collection based upon the significance and symbolism that the Poppy represents which has haunted me ever since. The Poppy being such a powerful symbol nonetheless fragile in nature, I feel perfectly represents the beauty and pride that echoes in us all in remembering the fallen soldiers. The purpose of each painting is to touch the viewer, especially the soldiers and their families in hope that this will make them feel proud, understood, appreciated and never forgotten. The exhibition centres around the war and its physical, literal and emotive landscape left behind in all of us. The poppy landscape is symbolic of how we feel individually and as a society and in turn the landscape holds and represents our past. The meaning, In Flanders Field describes it perfectly, Life.
THE ELEVENTH HOUR VIII BY SCARLETT RAVEN
THE ELEVENTH HOUR XII BY SCARLETT RAVEN
THE ELEVENTH HOUR XI BY SCARLETT RAVEN
THE ELEVENTH HOUR III BY SCARLETT RAVEN
THE ELEVENTH HOUR XIX BY SCARLETT RAVEN
THE ELEVENTH HOUR XX BY SCARLETT RAVEN
THE ELEVENTH HOUR XVIII BY SCARLETT RAVEN
THE ELEVENTH HOUR X BY SCARLETT RAVEN