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There They Stood

This artwork was inspired by the piles of shoes that can still be seen at

Auschwitz, in Southern Poland.  The shoes that belonged to the victims of

the concentration camp.

Each shoe in the artwork documents a different war or conflict that has

occurred since 1945.


The artwork was made during the Bridges week, a project where a broad theme is explored in a number of subject areas.


The photographs here document an exhibition of the artwork in the council offices in Oss in September 2014.  It was exhibited with other artworks based on Goya’s 3 May painting and Picasso’s Guernica, made in previous years.