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Remembrance Art By Jan Fieuw 

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 I am Jan Fieuw, you may know me from my projects 'A message in a poppy' and 'Faces of War'. 

I use the debris of war to create meaningful objects of artistic value.

My best known project is ‘A message in a Poppy’. Using the lead from shrapnel, found on a particular spot (for instance, where your relative fought), I creates personalized poppy pins. A document stating where the shrapnel used was found accompanies the object. ( a very personal project for those who lost a relative in ww1 )

My second project is 'Faces of War', where I use sleepers from First World War railway tracks. 129 sleepers will be given a face as a silent whitness of what happened during WW I in our region. The sleepers retain all ‘scars’ from the war such as nails, screws, impact marks. In some cases bullets or shrapnel is still clearly visibly lodged inside the wood.

A message in a poppy

Wear it or collect it with pride!

These special remembrance poppy pin is made with WW1 lead shrapnel balls found in the battlefields of Flanders Belgium, France ..


Faces of war

A tribute to those who lost their lives in World War 1

129 sleepers will be given a face as a silent witness of what happened during WW I in our region.

Sleepers were used to make railway tracks so that soldiers could bring efficiently munition, weapons, food and troops to the battlefields. 

After the war, farmers used the sleepers to fence their fields. Now i use them to carve 129 faces  of anonymous soldiers from 129 countries that were involved in the Great War.


'Faces of War' Linocut

The linocut is signed and numbered in a limited edition.

A linocut is a printmaking technique where a design is carved into a sheet of linoleum, inked, and then transferred onto paper or another surface.

Sculpting Faces

A stone transformed into a magnificent piece of art

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