Following the sell-out success of her ground breaking augmented reality exhibition The Danger Tree last year, Scarlett Raven’s poignant World War One commemoration is set to return for 2017. The Danger Tree has already touched the hearts and minds of thousands of people; young and old, rich and poor, and this can be substantiated by reading the exhibition’s visitors’ books that contain over 1000 messages of appreciation and remembrance.
Coinciding with the 100-year anniversary of the end of The Battle of the Somme, the innovative project saw Scarlett and record executive Marc Marot join forces to create a series of haunting paintings which reveal the true heartbreak of war. The collection takes its name from the only tree left standing on the battlefield during fighting, and is inspired by the legendary war poets Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke.
This year, the duo return as they continue to unlock the true story of the First World War.
Using the augmented reality app Blippar, viewers can unlock Scarlett’s poignant work, stripping away countless layers of paint to reveal the creative journey beneath. To unlock the multiple layers in Scarlett’s work, download the Blippar app through the iOS app store or the Google Play store for Android and simply scan any piece online to get started.
The limited edition collection
In conjunction with The Danger Tree, a striking series of signed limited edition works is now available from Castle Galleries. Presented as both giclees on paper and hand-embellished canvas editions, these pieces are beautifully framed to showcase the level of detail and breathe new life into commemorations for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. To view the brochure online or shop the collection please visit castlegalleries.com/thedangertree.
“The poetry of war is immune to propaganda. It is beautifully, brutally honest. Everything is true and raw and terrifying and soul-breaking. It moves us deeply. For artists working from the heart, with honesty and freedom, it is an incalculable invitation. The Danger Tree is not a normal exhibition. We want it to crash into people and open them up. It isn’t about defending a country, it’s about defending the human heart. Soldier, poet, painter — we are all humanity.” – Scarlett Raven & Marc Marot
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