Natasha English & Tatyanna Meharry
2018 Supreme WOW Award Winner
2018 Aotearoa Section Winner
War is not a game. WAR sTOrY represents 128,215 men and women who served in WW1 over 18,058 never came home. It was a war of attrition with modern munitions that cut down lives faster than they could be recruited. The statistics and experiences of this war irrevocably changed the body and soul of the New Zealand story as an emerging country. A heavy weight imbued with memories and stories passed down to pave new futures for our mokopuna to carry. The badges and symbols of honour are now worn by our generation, deserving remembrance in this centenary year.
“We wanted to include as many tangible memories as well, using recycled materials that have been either collected over the years, traded or salvaged to help imbue this art piece with memories for past, current and future generations. The heavy weight of the memories and stories of the past pave the way for future generations of mokopuna to carry. The badges and symbols of honour are now worn by our generation, a deserving remembrance in this centenary year.”