Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day 2014

"Four Eagle Poppy Design", © 2014 Eric Parnell


In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below...

We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields...

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields...

Lt.-Col. John McCrae

Eric Parnell - A self-taught Haida Artist born in Prince Rupert, B.C.,
Canada in 1961. Eric is a member of the Masset band from
the Haida Gwaii Nation. His crest is the Eagle and family clan
is the Frog. While Eric has always been exposed to Haida art,
he only started creating prints and paintings on a regular basis
since 2002. Most of Eric's art reflect classic Haida design.
Eric's goal as an artist is “to continue to be a small part of the
revival and continuity of our peoples' traditions”.

~ Acrylic painting on paper in this post: "Four Eagle Poppy Design", 11"x11", © 2014 Eric Parnell /Private Collection/

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