that which floats me and frightens me.. freezes me and delights me ... now champagne - now silk ... that which shivers and shimmers with the true colours of my heart. Without falter i become water
empty and everything... sound and silence...that which carries all things known and unknown... whispers to me... moves through my transparent skin. In and out... inspire and expire... breathes me into nothingness
that which holds us up and which holds us near.... that which causes me to lie down and listen to the heartbeat from the deepest place .. that which i hold so dear
rainbringers building and releasing... endless space alight with gold or blue or blush or glitter... this limitless dream of here and there that puffs me up and flies me away
fragments of fleeting feelings: as breath is to wind, as hue is to prism, as note is to symphony .. as a single heart full of delight is to falcon in full flight... little snatches of the overwhelming whole
These large works done in charcoal on paper were a response to the restrictions imposed on us due to the COVID outbreak. Suddenly alone in my studio, without the usual students, I followed the impulse to create outsize pieces - the kind I had dreamed of doing but had not had the space until now. Work of this scale is almost impossible to photograph successfully, and in a way that the size of the work is truly felt. For a better insight of the size of this work, please see the little video "The making of Many Hands" on the recent exhibition page.