This acrylic and ink painting, created in layers which are still visible, like the layers of the years redacting the memory of childhood. A representation of the inner child, the child who never grew up, who lives inside of me, of you. She is a big part of my life, I am child like in so many ways and I accept that now, though I have tried to hide it for years. She is a part of me who really FEELS, who plays, who fears abandonment, who clings on to people, who is optimistic to a fault, believing in the fairy tale happy ever after, but who's abandonment fears are reinforced again and again because of the endless hope.
An exploration of memory, and that part between real memories and false remembering - was it the photo I remembered, or do I really remember the events?
Significant life events are explored through painting, past traumas and experiences as well as familial situations.
The abstraction of the painted surface, the canvas or paper, through the searching investigations of fateful life events, become not only about the subject or object being depicted, but become an object itself, the sides of the canvas, the colour and the drips are equal in significance to the represented “image”.
Pieces are worked and reworked, layered and overlaid, playing with scale, redaction and layering with inks, oils, glazes and varnish all explored to create pieces which are neither traditional nor safe.
As always this original painting comes with a hand written, wax sealed parchment for authenticity.
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Oil on canvas
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