Video installation by artist Paul Conneally first shown during Liverpool Biennial 2006 as part of the RedSkyAtNight show. Explores issues of remembrance through images of bee’s leaving a poppy. Made in Windmill Community Garden Nottingham UK on UK Veterans Day 2006 – 90 Years on from the Somme.
On a personal level the piece brings memories of the artist’s two granddads together – Granddad Peace who ran away underage to the great war and Granddad Conneally who was blown up on the beaches the day after D-Day but survived.
The song ‘Roses of Picardi’ was recorded during the First World War by John McCormac – a singer that was also Grandad Conneally’s favourite singer of Won’t You come Home Again Kathleen.