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Artist pays tribute to Remembrance Day with striking poppy covered tractor

One artist pays her own tribute to those that fought in the war with a tractor covered in poppies.



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Poppy covered tractor honours those who did their bit in the war #LestWeForget

It is not something you see everyday but Caroline Jones has definitely created a truly beautiful sight to to behold.

 

With a BA Hons in fine art from Liverpool John Moores University, she wanted to combine her family farming history and a passion for art in order to produce an inspirational display in honour of Remembrance Day.

 

She has managed to do this by decorating a vintage Nuffield tractor with an abundance of iconic poppies.

 

"I wanted to do something completely different. I love the countryside and love this time in history.

 

"I had the idea about two years ago but needed to find the right tractor, which my husband discovered only 3 months ago.

 

"I started the project but it’s been tough with the weather - I was however determined to get it finished by Remembrance Sunday."

 

With a special nod to the Women’s Land Army it is scene of celebration, and on Saturday, (Nov 11) she will be dressing up with her friend’s in Land Girl attire for a photoshoot, as Caroline’s own Grandmother was a Land Girl herself.

 

You can see Caroline’s art work on display outside Brookview Livery Farm in Bold Heath where she lives with her husband Anthony.

 

You can also follow her journey on her Facebook page.

 

 


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The poppies

The poppies

Being an outdoor project, Caroline wanted the piece to be waterproof, so constructed her poppies from rubber.

 

Some are cut out in traditional poppy shape and some have been done in the shape of the George Cross.

 

The colours of each poppy are also meaningful.

 

"I painted the red poppies for our troops, white for peace, yellow for friendship and purple poppies for the war horse, as we are a livery yard and wanted represent them as well", says Caroline.

 

"I thought this would be different and bring a little colour to the old vintage Nuffield Tractor."

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