Grace Westwood

Requiem is a World War One inspired 1:1 scale installation, designed and created with the deepest respect, to commemorate the sacrifices of war. 

Created in 2014 for The Shrewsbury Flower Show, Requiem is a touring piece, and has been on display at multiple venues across the UK. These include The Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, the Staffordshire Regiment Museum in Lichfield and The Honourable Artillery Company in London, where it was the centre piece for the Mercian Benevolent Dinner attended by Prince Michael of Kent.

Working from home in Sutton Coldfield, I single-handedly constructed Requiem over three months. Made entirely from brown paper, the piece is fragile, representing the fragility of life yet it’s message is powerful, reminding us of the cost of war.