A Different Dawn 

Acrylic on canvas 

102 x 76cm 


Anzac Day 2020, an impression of my experience. 

It was a dawn service with a difference that year. 

In the silent, still darkness I walked out.  

Down the street I could vaguely see small gatherings. 

Some brought candles.  

The child awkwardly waves a plastic national flag.  

An old man holds a candle to his chest illuminating a row of medals pinned to his coat. 

I could hear the Last Post in the distance, adding to the significance of this eerie, poignant moment. 

A good turnout I thought. 

Lest we forget.