2016

I didn't paint this work, but it has been such an important image for me. It made me feel normal.

 

 

I had to just do something every day. 96 symbolic holes.

 

The other side of the holes. Paint and ash, with text.

 

The '96 holes' was produced over the days leading up to 31/12/2015, then I realised I had to stop. I began to look 'into the holes', using the

scrim work as the stencil. The Hepworth Project then claimed this piece., 'One is either professional or you're not'. Studying Hepworth led to varied

pieces of work: 5 etchings interpreting sculpture and family, 7 fabric pieces, with text, edged by varying degrees of fray, growing holes, the final series,

3 pieces of work in a padlocked frame, smoke effects and redacted text.

 

 

Life Drawing Classes

 

 

Him and Her Series

 

 

 
         
 

 
         
 

 

Playing with tissue, glue, random bits of paper.

Quite ghostly images

         

 

The Grief Collages: Someone Tell Me How I Feel?

Making these collages was very theraputic. I decided after doing 17 of them that enough was enough.

As I studied them, I found them to be very depressing pieces. A friend drew my attention to number 8 in particular and that

gave me a new perspective: the person is walking and balancing on the tightrope and the bird above is inflight.

I now believed that I could, so I did.

 

 

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Numbers 5,6,8,15

were then done as paintings.

8 remains in my collection.

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