As You Wave Me Goodbye

As You Wave Me Goodbye

2020 | Wood and mixed media wall piece
44 cm x 60 cm x 16 cm

I didn’t realise it while I was making it but this piece is very much about my mother.   It has lots of images of her during the war, with her friends in the Women’s Royal Airforce and also some photos of just after the war when she was in the Land Army.  I think those years were the happiest of her life – the war gave women real freedom and in the forces they felt like they were contributing to the war effort.  At the end of her funeral as we filed out Vera Lynn’s song, Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye played. It was very moving – hence the title.