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Centenary 'Gassed' Sculpture

A sculpture to commemorate 100 years of Blind Veterans UK.

Gassed sculpture

As part of Blind Veterans UK's centenary celebrations, a Service of Thanksgiving was held at Westminster Abbey.

To mark the occasion, a sculpture of blinded soldiers was erected outside the Abbey as a representation of the veterans that have been blinded in a century of conflicts.

The sculpture echoes the famous painting 'Gassed' by John Singer Sargent, which was completed in 1919 and is now held by the Imperial War Museum. It depicts a line of soldiers blinded by a mustard gas attack in the First World War.

The sculpture was created by Johanna Domke-Guyot whose contemporary work expresses human relationships through life-like sculptures. The sculptures are made using real life clothing.