Sunday, June 12, 2011

Artist honours Canada's fallen soldiers

Dave Sopher's massive work of art, a mural featuring oil portraits of 155 Canadian men and women killed in Afghanistan, will doubtless bring tears to the eyes of thousands of Canadians.

Known as Portraits of Honour, the piece is touring 105 Canadian cities this year starting in June. It is tentatively scheduled to in Brantford and Simcoe on June 19. Details have yet to be announced.

It's a deeply personal work for Sopher.

After more than three decades of success as a commercial artist, the Cambridge resident has sunk most of his time - it takes about 80 hours to do each portrait - and more than $400,000 of his own money into the project.

To read the rest of the article, please click here.
Title and article extracted from The Brantford Expositor.

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