The Bridge (2005) oil on canvas with collage 70 x 70 cm
Thanks to David Lean's famous film, this has become an icon, a symbol of the FEPOW experience and also, somewhat ironically, a popular tourist attraction. I found it an emotional experience standing on that bridge 61 years later. It brought back memories of watching 'Bridge on the River Kwai' as a teenager with my father, who kept shouting at the TV screen that 'it wasn't like that at all', when all I wanted to do was enjoy a good film. Whilst the film's inaccuracies have created a totally false impression of their story, it did at least bring to the world's attention a piece of history that many felt had been totally sidelined. The etching collage is from the poem 'If'.
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