Lest We Forget


The poppy is the enduring symbol of remembrance. ‘Lest we forget’ means to remember that lives were lost, laid down and taken during the turmoil of war, but the poppy also symbolises the peace of sleep and regeneration and the eternal life of the soul.

Fields flooded with red poppies have come to symbolise bloodshed. Millions of soldiers saw the red poppies in Flanders fields on the Western Front during the war, and today the red poppy universally symbolises the blood sacrifice of those who paid for our freedom.

Poppies have a significant spiritual meaning. They symbolise the blood of Jesus, the blood that speaks through eternity. “The blood of the lamb that was slain before the foundation of time.” Prophetically the colour red speaks of the passion of Christ.

The original painting was completed by Wendy in an Oil Painting class and Art Retreat in 2013 with the DaySpring Art Worship Team in Kangaroo Valley, nestled between the Southern Highlands and NSW South Coast. Artist and Sculptor Derek Watt, whose work was often shown in The Gallery on Moss Vale Road, is given credit for the ‘permission for use’ of his subject and style, for the inspiration, and for his gentle intuitive style of teaching.

This painting appears on the cover of The Voice in the Paint, available through Amazon. The Voice in the Paint. The Blood Speaks: Symbolism of the Poppy in Prophetic Paintings” is a monograph of international prophetic artists, photographers, writers, and poets, each creatively expressing their revelation of ‘poppies’. The collected works are collated and edited by artist Wendy Manzo.

Title: Lest We Forget  ||  Artist: Wendy Manzo  ||  Painted: 2015 in Kangaroo Valley

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About Giclee printing.

We use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood, however, technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all. They are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original.

The most critical part of reproducing artwork is Digital Capture and Colour Correction, so the photographic file provides the truest representation of the original. It’s not just using a good camera, but using the right camera with expertise and experience. Wendy’s artwork is captured using specialised techniques to ensure your reproductions will be colour correct and faithfully reproduce all the detail and tones of the original painting.

Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. It was originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide format inkjet printing technology. In 30+ years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ because it is the common use of the term and it’s easier to say than ‘reproductions’.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be protected by framing behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your art reproduction and read our blog article “Caring for your Fine Art” for information on ensuring your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations. When you invest in a quality print you want it to last!

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Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 76 × 5 × 122 cm
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