‘Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see.’ Paul Klee
WORDS – thoughts, inspirations, imagining, reflections.
The Trace of Being and Defender Series motifs honour the lives and memory of women universally. Broadly, the works draw on emotions and memory of living within an environment overshadowed by domestic abuse. The motifs raise concerns about women, mothers, life, death, chaos, endurance, equality, beauty and strength. The repetition and complexities within the motifs present a response to an ongoing exploration of life, temporality and change.
Warning: Graphic content that may disturb some readers.
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Suicide catastrophically ended my mother’s life in 1971. She was 38 years old. It happened only days before she was due to give birth to her eleventh child. A double tragedy. Sadly, her death followed years of physical and psychological abuse. Currently this type of abuse is known as domestic violence/domestic abuse.