Tuesday 26 September 2017

Sweet Air

This body of armour that
is the weight and size
of my heart
is the shield and protection
to my soul and eyes
when touched I breathe sweet air

Elliot Hallisey
July 2017

Armour is a six month project with homeless people focussing on veterans of armed service, developing creative ideas based on medieval armour. How can veterans live peacefully with the memory of war? How do we protect ourselves and the ones we love? We are re-thinking, re-examine, re-create quilted medieval armour, as garments embroidered with meditations on war and peace.

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