V is for Victory
This portrait depicts Winston Churchill as he is remembered today. The granite features, far staring eyes, chin resting on too tight a bow tie ~ he has used a well-known, strong, graphic image of Winston Churchill. The original image was used by artist David Gentleman on stamps commemorating Churchill's death. Running diagonally from the top left to bottom centre and back to top right, the large 'V' represents not only his famous salute but also Victory! Stamps commemorating D-Day are incorporated into his bow-tie and aspects of the war representing each of the armed forces. In the brim of his hat are 'V.E. Day' stamps and background zigzag lines represent simplistic graphic explosions. On the band of his hat are the famous words..."Never was so much, owed by so many to so few".
213cm x 229cm ( 84"x 90") on paper. Created from 1800 used postage stamps.