HISTORY on Trench Art
Trench Art Collectables are highly sot after and some even think … “Decorative”. And that would be a good enough reason to start collecting these treasures.
Trench Art comes in different shapes, sizes, and forms. They were made from used and discarded war materials by mostly imaginative soldiers in trenches, POWs camps, war casualties (hospitals) and civilians with access to mounds of leftover war material and or just people that had the time.
Shell casings were widely used. Bullets, Landmines, and mortars were easily made into some kind of brass art, for example, picture frames, ashtrays, paperweights, flower pots, candlestick holder, etc.
I would almost consider this a form of “Folk Art” being they were handmade from ordinary people.
Are Trench Art Collectables
Supposedly trench art started to be noticed as “future collectibles” during and after the 1st & 2nd world wars. The majority of Trench Art (as the story goes) were made because of pure BOREDOM and some say, they made them as a MEMENTO of their time served, or their personal art could be just traded for much needed, hard to find, useable goods. (Food)
This continued for many years after the war with civilians making their own form of trench art because like I said the abundant supply of leftover war material. “brass, copper or steel”
This art is a little on the funky looking side and not for everybody’s taste, but most of these items do have a good, bad, or ugly story to tell by people that know firsthand what wars are really like.
This article was based on a lot of independent information and I am passing it on, however,
Making them as War MEMENTOS, I’m not sure I agree.
Google.ca “Trench Art” images
TRAMP art has a lot of similarity to trench art, where people made items from boredom and lots of discarded material.