by Marko Dutka Published 01/10/2016
Bessie Price’s Angel
His project is also about how we choose to remember. Memorials can be as grand as a cenotaph but sometimes the more poignant reminders are small and at first sight insignificant. The grave of Bessie Price is one such example. Bessie was one of the Bristol Blitz victims, killed in November 1942 aged only 25. Yet 74 years later somebody has chosen to place a wreath on her final resting place.
Over this hovers a small plastic angel and in the background are a line of houses not dissimilar in size to the ones that Bessie would have been torn out of.
The angel is solar powered and during the day it stores the energy of the sun so that at night it can stand a lonely, illuminated vigil over Bessie’s grave.
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