When You Go Away….

We visited Salisbury yesterday to see the Salisbury Playhouse production of Guys and Dolls, and found this exhibition in the Salisbury Library which houses the John Creasey Museum Project.   The installation is called ‘When You Go Away’ – a series of small clay figures created by children of service personal representing their absent parent.  This forms a clay army on the floor of the museum each with a tag attached to them.

Installation at Salisbury Library

When You Go Away

Apparently they referenced the Terracotta Army Close up of When You Go Awayand Anthony Gormley’s ‘Field’ as well as talking about children who were sent out of cities as refugees during the war……

I feel really sorry for the little one at the front of this photo which has lost its tag!!

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