The WAR Flowers is a World War 1 exhibition inspired by the letters and 100 year old pressed flowers picked by Lt-Col. George S. Cantlie from the battlefields and hedgerows of war-torn Europe and sent home to his baby daughter Celia in Montreal. The multi-sensory exhibition examines human nature in wartime through a series of ten hand-engraved crystal sculptures, combined with ten unique scents developed by Canadian perfumer Alexandra Bachand to evoke memory.
“The past speaks to us in the present in many and often surprising ways, and a century later they have inspired this exhibition which is at once beautiful and melancholy.”
Margaret MacMillan, D.Phil.
Warden, St Antony's College, Oxford University