idea of memorial

Lately I have been thinking about how to talk about my work and mulling over the idea of memorial. Just a few minutes ago, I found an entry from an old journal written on Easter Sunday 2008. At the top of the page is a question- I am not sure if someone actually asked that... Continue Reading →

Here is artist Clare Thomas with my installation of her work. Clare's drawings are about the fragility of memory, and are being shown in the Stairwell Gallery- a space at St Philip Church which is set aside to show art, and which I have the privilege to curate.  It is wonderful that the minister, Christopher... Continue Reading →

artful weekend

Well, now to do the dishes! I had a fulfilling weekend with wonderful art and artists. Yesterday, an afternoon with the gorgeous Jill Ehlert and Natasha van Netten; this afternoon, installing the work of 3 artists in the Stairwell Gallery at St Philip. ( more pictures to come )

mother mary

The first artwork made after I came to terms with my background, was this drawing. I had made the centre panel in 2004 in response to the massacre of school children in Chechnya; a grieving mother I saw in the paper became my Madonna.  A few years later I set her in what I think of as... Continue Reading →

small worries

I had gone to bed worried about 2 things : 1) Is my work large or dramatic enough to say anything about war? Many drawings are small, in size  and in subject: mothers and children who were close to home and did not have the ability or luxury to think in terms of the big... Continue Reading →

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