Pop­pies to hon­our fallen

Albany Extra - - News -

A stun­ning dis­play of red pop­pies made from re­cy­cled news­pa­pers has gone on dis­play at the Al­bany Ad­ver­tiser of­fice.

The piece has been cre­ated by Al­bany artist Jes­sica Dob­son, of Pa­per Cheynes Cal­lig­ra­phy. The pop­pies, made from re­cy­cled copies of the Ad­ver­tiser, mark 100 years since the end of World War I on Novem­ber 11.

Dob­son said she hoped those walk­ing down York Street would pause when they saw the pieces.

“I hope it is a small re­minder of the legacy of the war, not just the heartache for the lives lost, but the last­ing legacy it has had on our city and the world,” she said.

“The poppy be­came a world­wide sym­bol and this is just a small trib­ute to those who died fight­ing on the bat­tle­fields of the war.”

Al­bany has sev­eral com­mem­o­ra­tions planned for the cen­te­nary of the Ar­mistice, with the Field of Light: Av­enue of Hon­our dis­play on Mt Clarence at­tract­ing more than 12,000 vis­i­tors.

Pic­ture: Lau­rie Ben­son

Jess Dob­son, of Pa­per Cheynes Cal­lig­ra­phy, with her pop­pies made from re­cy­cled copies of the Al­bany Ad­ver­tiser, mark­ing 100 years since the end of World War I.

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