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Seven brick plinths with bronze cappings and silhouetted corvettes. One shows the title of the work, five have plaques showing a ship's name and the seventh shows the list of the names 'uncamouflaged' -

CAMOUFLAGED FLOWERS
VERLEAND
INCOMAP
YUPSHONALT
TIMENATOBR
TEGARBMO

LAVENDER CAMPION POLYANTHUS MONTBRETIA BERGAMOT.

Corvettes were the small ships used by the British Navy during the Secind World War to escort convoys in the Atlantic. One class of corvettes was given flower names, and this use of Flower Class corvettes introduces a sense of fragility and beauty to the context of conflict and tragedy. This is intensified here by the implied personification of the ships which have, in a childlike way, tried to camouflage themselves by changing their names.

 

 
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