Penrith: Helen Snell

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Fighting Fit – sight test

On display as part of The Art of Remembering exhibition held at the Rheged Centre included work by the artist Helen Snell. The work, entitled Fighting Fit, is a series of laser cut paper reliefs which tell the story of a healthy young boy being examined by military medics and declared ready for action. Interested in the irony of the Army and Navy medical, Snell focused on the sight test (above) and a throat examination (below). The inspection light of the medic is depicted as a weapon itself in Weeping Wound (below) with cascades of blood and water which tumble down around the new recruit.

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Fighting Fit – Weeping Wound

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