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Marie Louise Wrightson - New Work

Marie Louise Wrightson worked with St Andrews Museum. She continued her interest in the lives of the military by exploring the collection of Polish forces material gifted to the museum. A major painting was produced which incorporates many of the Polish objects. In this way a group of objects which were gathered together collectively seem to become particular to an individual soldier. This evokes a life and memories for an invented soldier’s life and we become perhaps closer to understanding the lives of the many Polish soldiers whose experience he might have shared. Marie creates further decorative and poignant emblems of the soldiers who fought at Arnhem through, for example, altered luggage labels and objects with the recurring motif of the poppy.

On the right is a gallery of the new work she created in response to the museum collections.