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“Desolate Hope” 

(The Price of Service • Prisoners from War)


Veterans are “asking for more than we are able to give right now.”


This "allegory" of a Prisoner of War represents the "Canadian Soldier" left to feel desolate and abandoned by the promise his country made to him; the Soldier kept his promise but the Government is not honouring theirs; hence the quote from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the 1st February 2018.


Those who served and especially those who have been wounded, are basically "chained" to a situation that is out of their control. They are "Prisoners from War". These veterans, who deserve a pension, and to be take care of, even by modest accounts, would be able to live with dignity. Instead, they have been betrayed and abandoned by the infliction of cold and indifferent words. Trudeau's quote is a dagger that has penetrated the Soldier's soul. And now, this battle-worn Warrior, is chained to a post, in his own county.

And nothing could cut deeper than that.

"Desolate Hope"

  • 1. Metal License Plate Artwork (6”x12”)

    (signed on the back by the artist Silvia Pecota)

    2. Watercolour print (6”x12”)

    3.  Black Metal Frame

    4.  Backer support + 4 black screws

    5. Clear protective shield

    6. Certificate of Authenticity

  • Also included is a print of the same dimensions as the license plate (6"x12"). It is printed on watercolour paper using archival inks. This can also be framed using a similar metal frame and it is for internal display only, as in a garage, rec room or "man cave".

    The watercolour print can be an exact copy of the license plate ordered or an alternate selection can be made. Please specify which image you would prefer for the watercolour print.



    As the license plate may be exposed to the elements, the plastic shield (which is included in the set), should be used for extra protection.

    If using a license plate frame for the watercolour print: mark the 4 holes and use a hole puncher to make the holes for the screws.

    When assembling to hang the license plate on a wall, make sure the side that is marked “BACK” (on the black backer support) faces out. This offers support for hanging onto a screw or nail on a wall.

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