Posted 6 years ago
The trench art necklace was constructed from aircraft plexiglass that was cut into a heart shape and then had an Army Air Corps branch insignia attached.
The branch insignia has sterling marked on the back and this has its original era chain still attached.
This type of trench art was popular in the Pacific Theater. I have several with engraved Australian Sterling Coins inset in the plexiglass.
The term TRENCH ART encompasses the entire genre of soldier and civilian work with WAR REFUSE without maker or war limitations.
Yes, the term is a misnomer, but it accurately captures the sentiment of the genre-- making something beautiful or utilitarian out of refuse!