AT THE END OF THE DAY
A series of twenty-one life size oil on linen portraits of World War Two veterans. The Canadian, German and British men are depicted without identification or military insignia allowing the humanity in their venerable faces to transcend the geopolitics of war. Remarkably, although once mortal enemies, these men have sat down to raise a glass of cheer together.
The series was initially exhibited in Ortona, Italy the scene of the vicious battle fought over Christmas 1943 which was also the site of the legendary Dinner of Reconciliation in 1998.
In 2004, the entire series was unveiled in the Senate of Canada.
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