Friday, 3 January 2014

War Babies

I've been thinking about ideas for my next but one painting (I'm just beginning one called
 'Against The Light') in a vague sort of way. It's going to be about my mother and two of her cousins who were all pregnant before they got married, during the second world war. Although all their marriages lasted, I wonder if they would have married those men if they had not conceived out of wedlock?
At the moment, I've got the image of  a 1940s style wedding cake with three brides on the top and cuts in the cake to represent the babies. I guess my painting is going to poise the question 'Who were the babies - was it the young women themselves?'
Happy New Year! 

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