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My current work explores memory and our relationship with history. Old carved figures offer glimpses into lost worlds of personal and collective histories; they are battered by years but still stand unmoving; they are physically in our landscape but never wholly a part of the present. She is concerned with art historical themes, using myth and allegory as tools to explore humanity’s drive to create and ability to project meaning onto inanimate objects.
The title of this painting comes from John Keats' poem Ode on a Grecian Urn which reflects on the everlasting youth of the carved figures populating the urn's sides.
Acrylic underpainting, oil paint, turpentine, mdf