The Circadian Eternity of Maternity – 100 x 120cm Oil & Pastel on Canvas
Inspired by a Georgian Townhouse, Brunswick Square, Brighton, upstairs and downstairs. Generations of both the ‘family’ and their servants. The babies born, the mothers nursing through 24 hours. 24/7, year in, year out – mirrored by my own daughter becoming a mother. The eternal image of mother’s oval face and baby’s bullet head – exploded into birth and life. Divisions created to echo windows on time – layers of worn gold leaf representing gaudy jaunty Georgians, drab browns and muted greens for Victorians before vivid, energetic colours for the 20th century. The beach, the houses, the downs and the horses riding into the sky.
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