One Hundred and Forty-Four

A poem written by me from the perspective of a Prisoner of War during WW2, letterpress printed 144 times, each print representing a single ten minutes to make up a full day. This project aims to put the experience of Prisoner of War, inspired by my own Great-Grandfather’s experience as an Allied POW in Occupied Europe during WW2, into perspective using the medium of letterpress printing to explore the monotony and desperation of a POW. Printed on traditional postcard paper using Gill Sans, with a sheet of medal bronze paper with a description of the work.