Shell casings, barbed wire, melted wax and more

Sounds like a recipe for disaster, however, it’s all “Through Our Eyes” and just a few of the conversations and experiments we’re trying right now. Thoughts are going from building shell casings and barbed wire in clay, cutting the soles off a pair of soldiers boots, how to paint mustard and chlorine gas, what not to miss out on Bob’s Dad’s timeline, boots, boots and more boots and why Wendy are you talking about bleach?

We heard a fascinating account of the wax melting at Price’s Candle factory in Battersea during a bombing raid in 1944; vast quantities of wax melted throughout the basement, blocking the door and smelling for weeks. Just imagine the underside of that levelled off wax before it was hacked out. This got us thinking about Rachel Whiteread’s work and casting the inside and underside of things.

It was great to meet the whole team Rebecca, James, Ross and Jasmine too on her work experience placement with the Royal Engineers museum. Thank you Katie Rees from Voluntary Arts for calling by to meet us and Jo Wilkinson from the KAB Rehab team. Thank you, always to Kate, Angie and hello again Jeanette.

Last week I asked Rebecca if I could take a cast of a shell casing. I wonder what the answer would be to “can we cast the inside of a tank?”

Last week it was a yes …

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