Royal Newfoundland Regiment WWI 1918

Jackie Alcock,
Corner Brook, NL

Dimension

47" x 19"

Médium

Textile - Rug Hooking

This rug shows the regiment members in 1918, each flower is a soldier;
The small pink forget-me-nots with gold centres represent those killed,
The small blue forget-me–nots with yellow centres represent recruits,
The large blue forget-me-nots with tattered middles represent the wounded,
The dark blue represent the sick and the large blue forget-me-nots with whole white centres represent the survivors.
The flowers are all hand-dyed used materials that Newfoundlanders have worn, making a connection from today to 100 years ago.

Royal Newfoundland Regiment WWI 1918

Jackie Alcock,
Corner Brook, NL

À propos de l'artiste
À propos de l'artiste

Jackie Alcock
Corner Brook, NL

Jackie Alcock, a window painter for 33 years, went back to university and received her BFA. In 2008. She is a dabbler who lives in the gray area between fine art and fine craft. Her interest varies, making her artwork diverse. It can be serious or whimsical. It includes digital, painting, drawing, and rug hooking (she was named one of the rug hookers of the Year 2019 for the Hooked Rug Museum of North America). Over the years her work has dealt with many themes, but for the last four years her interest in remembrance was piqued by the 100th anniversary of WWI, which resulted in the Forget-me-not Project and the making of over 15,000 forget-me-nots.
Her favourite song is Leonard Cohen’s Anthem. Every time she hears, “There is a crack, a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in,” it opens her mind with a smile of possibilities.

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