The paintings of Linda Gordon
About the Painting:
After the war, he worked in Ottawa in Naval Ordinance, and became the navy's representative for such things as disposal of atomic waste. He went on to work with the National Parks, and worked with the Dept. of Indian and Norther Affairs.
A Legion member for over 46 years, Jack worked with a committee and Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe to construct the Wall of Remembrance in the new Save on Food memorial Arena in Victoria. He was instrumental in coordination the BC Legion's millennium project ceremony for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the ceremony taking place at the Canadian War Museum on May 28, 2000.
He passed away December 2008 in his home in Victoria, BC.
This painting was accepted in the 2008 juried "Sooke Fine Art Show" one of the largest juried fine art shows in BC. This painting was also voted "Best Painting" by People's Choice Award at the local 2009 "All Art Show" in Sooke, BC.
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In this image I juxtaposed the carnage of the war with today’s Flanders Field. The wide road with metallic paint symbolizes that the slippery slope to war is paved with metal, making the arms dealers rich.
The dark clouds of destruction show the effects of war on the environment, the rows of crosses the results of conflict on the populace. On the left, the drab devastation, on the right, the brightly colored fields: the drummer boy strides between, the back of his garments grey, the front in full color. He bangs the drum of war, but does not carry a gun, suggesting that weapons alone do not whip up warfare.