Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

When I was a child it was my father who put me to bed and told me bedtime stories. These were of his WW2 experiences in the Burma Campaign. He shared his experiences and I became the recipient of stories of violence, trauma and strange and exotic lands. The Burma conflict was primarily jungle warfare; the conditions were awful, mud, dense undergrowth, tropical diseases and an unfathomable, unbeatable enemy. The twelve mixed media panels illustrate a remembered story or an iconic object and the effect they had on me as a little girl. The four archive cases document episodes from my father’s wartime experience and contain objects from my personal archive.