Lydia Hanman's presentation topic was inspired by our study of monuments in remembrance of those lost in the Second World War. Lydia explained to the class how she wanted to highlight solidarity and sacrifice. In her depiction, we see Marianne, a figure of fighting France, holding a laurel wreath in celebration of the solidarity of the two soldiers helping a compatriot who has been wounded. In the background, she drew a wall of remembrance where the names of those who gave their lives would be inscribed. Above her image she chose these verses from Victor Hugo's Hymne to express remembrance and sacrifice:
|Lydia Hanman's depiction of her imaged war monument|
Même si le ciel devient sanglant doucement
Nos yeux sont graves; nos cœurs tournent dans le vide
Les cendres tombent comme neige, silencieusement.