OTT for art

(Updated) Local artists Kathy Taylor & Mike Edwards had the idea for their Homefront installation (as part of the Wanstead Art Trail ) while discussing the origins of the phrase OTT. This modern abbreviation came from the trenches of the First World War. Soldiers were ordered to go ‘Over The Top’ leaving the relative safety of their trenches and risk being killed by the enemy in No Man’s Land. Both their grandfathers would have heard these orders when they fought in the trenches of the Somme. Whilst developing the idea Kathy and Mike travelled to Hill 42 in Flanders which gave them the final inspiration for the form of their garden installation.

It can be seen at 13 Redbridge Lane West until 27 September.

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