The physical heaviness of the bronze knights, which appear to be sunken into the earth, also suggests their emotional weight.""Laura Ford’s Armour Boys consists of five child-sized suits of crushed armor that are scattered on the forest floor. Each maintains slightly unique characteristics, such as a plume or a spur, and all possess distorted, almost mangled poses, complete with helmets that hide the figures’ faces. The sculptures are cast in bronze with a dark patina.
"By creating an installation in which viewers may enter and wander around this mysterious, anachronistic, battleground, Ford transforms innocent observers into salient components of the work and makes them part of her investigation into the physical and emotional violation of children. Ultimately, Armour Boys is a dark social commentary about the burden of war upon both individuals and collective society."