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Warm colours - cold memories

By helenlinda
Red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is an emotionally intense colour.

I've used layers from my daughter's glass door over this poppy to add distortion and colder colours, as the memories of the First and Second World Wars fade, become colder, get distorted by film makers and fiction etc, etc.

Still for some who were part of it the red still shines through - remember those people today.
For those who were not part of it our remembering is quite likely to be less focussed.
Others are still experiencing it in different parts of the world.
Here in Birmingham we have a whole section of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital given over to treating injured military when they are flown in.

Lets all remember - not only the sacrifice, but also those who continue to suffer as a result of it.

Thanks for looking

Helen

Tags: Specialist and abstract Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Digital art Rememberance day

Voters: CarolG, pascalg, dven and 61 more

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
11 Nov 2012 7:03AM
Very true words, Helen, and a beautiful tribute. Carol

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 7:05AM
Thanks Carol Smile
11 Nov 2012 7:09AM
beautiful
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 7:11AM
Thanks Pascal Smile
dven Plus
11 25 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 7:14AM
A stunning tribute for today

dven
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 7:15AM
Thanks Dven Smile
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
11 Nov 2012 7:16AM
A most evocative image for Remembrance Sunday.

Albert
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 7:18AM
Thanks Albert Smile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 8:00AM
Very fine and wise words Helen and a cleverly thought through image for today.
Ann
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 8:23AM
A beautiful image and lovely words for remembrance Sunday Helen
Jim
11 Nov 2012 8:30AM
Very nice work.............a lovely tribute...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
11 Nov 2012 8:37AM
Beautiful image and very profound thoughts Helen.
Joan.
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 8:41AM
Superb tribute Helen, exceptionally well done

Hugh
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 8:48AM
Thanks everyone Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1492 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 8:58AM
The red seems to be dripping like blood.
Moira
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
11 Nov 2012 8:59AM
Great with the warm almost hot colour in this

Peter
moiral 6 12 Scotland
11 Nov 2012 9:00AM
This is a beautiful piece of manipulation Helen, and a wonderful tribute. Moira
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 9:01AM
Thanks Moira, Peter and Moira SmileSmileSmile
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 9:13AM
A fitting image for the day, very well composed. Sensitively done Helen.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
11 Nov 2012 9:29AM
An exquisitely worked tribute, Helen with a thought provoking narrative.
Sylvia
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 9:48AM
Excellent work!
Diane
11 Nov 2012 9:48AM
Beautifully worked, so well processed, a perfect Remembrance image, well done.

John.
11 Nov 2012 10:33AM
fine sentiments Helen

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 11:18AM
Visually stunning, Helen.

Ray
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
11 Nov 2012 11:26AM
Unfortunately the memory of war is not fading, Helen. Troops of all nations are still making the ultimate sacrifice today.

But I do understand what you mean, as fewer and fewer survivors of the two world wars are still alive to remember their fallen colleagues. And of course, none remain from WWI.

Malc
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 11:53AM
Beautifully done Helen.
KateGrinGrinGrin
11 Nov 2012 12:25PM
So tastefully done.

Liz
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
11 Nov 2012 12:41PM
Lovely, fitting artwork.
Very well done.

B.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 12:59PM
Thanks everyone for your comments SmileSmile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
11 Nov 2012 2:14PM
A most vivid memorial!
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
11 Nov 2012 2:38PM
Beautiful composition and wonderful colours,
saeid
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 2:55PM
Firstly a stunning piece of digital artwork and, secondly, and more importantly and superb tribute.
Carol
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 2:59PM
Thanks Jenn, Saeid and Carol for your comments SmileSmileSmile
...............and many thanks to Sylvia for her much valued User's Award - a wonderful surprise SmileSmile
11 Nov 2012 3:36PM
The Military Wing at The Queen Elizabeth hospital is phenomenal, not just for the great facilities but for the people who are there. The staff are superb and the attitude of those attending is humbling.
They always welcome a visit and pizza Smile

SSAFA help support the families visiting their sons, daughters, parents (casualties) with a welfare home, counsellors and other facilities, they appreciate donations.

www.ssafa.org.uk
Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 4:47PM
Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 4:48PM
Thanks Ian and Keith SmileSmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
11 Nov 2012 4:52PM
Thought I recognised that glass door pattern! A very beautiful creation, Helen Smile
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 4:54PM
Thanks Trev SmileSmile
Under the categorie WOW
Paree 11 616 3
11 Nov 2012 6:09PM
this is sooo beautiful,
i easpecially love the colours and hues.
well deserved my award

paree GrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 6:17PM
Thanks Graham and Maureen for your comments SmileSmile
Many thanks Maureen for your User Award - thrilled to bits to receive it SmileSmileSmileSmile
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
11 Nov 2012 8:08PM
Superb Helen.
Ron
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 8:09PM
hot hot hot and beautiful
11 Nov 2012 9:10PM
Fine work - a powerful naturally derived abstract. A
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
11 Nov 2012 9:11PM
gorgeous atmospheric image Helen; I love it.
Rende
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2012 9:42PM
Many thanks Ron, Ann, Arthur and Rende SmileSmileSmileSmile
exposure 12 3.7k England
11 Nov 2012 10:12PM
Beautiful Helen...
Pauline.
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 7:30AM
Thanks Pauline Smile
Tibetan 4 3 England
12 Nov 2012 4:35PM
Absolutely superb very well done! love it works so well, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 4:41PM
Thanks Leon Smile
Source 6
12 Nov 2012 11:57PM
Beautiful
-source
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 7:40AM
Thanks Source Smile

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