August 2010: The piece of work took place on Folkestone Harbour Station, on Sunday 1st August, 2010 @ 11am., to mark the 96th anniversary of the beginning of WWI.
‘If’ came to mind when I recalled Rudyard Kipling and the loss of his only son, John, in WWI.
If: used to introduce an indirect question…. An expression of desire….
At 11am, red petals were cast upon the line at Folkestone Harbour Station.
Visiting children were given a rose to throw upon the line. The artist’s collection of soldiers’ correspondence, posted in Folkestone during WWI, was displayed along an area of the platform, as were the poems of Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen and others. A visitors’ book contains poignant messages, left by both adults and children alike.
Flowers were sent from United States of America, and local florists donated bunches of red roses.