Poppies to honour fallen
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.
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.