It has been a very strange few months. The uncertainty, the unknown.
However, when I went into the studio all was good. It was great to finally hear that my solo exhibition was going ahead, even if a few months later. Here we are now, the day before the opening. I do hope you can make it to see what I have been up to these last few months.
The title seems very apt considering we were all staying at home.
The House That Built Me looks to express where we have come from. The snapshots of being a child and how we respond to life events and in this way how it moulds who we are today. I came across the tagline from Barnardos, ‘Childhood lasts a lifetime’ it really does. I delve into aspects of my growing up, the house, the people the memories that built me. I feel it leaves a space for the viewer to resonate with their recollecton of childhood.
As acclaimed realist painter Bo Bartlett discusses his philosophy and art through the belief that your root feeds your crown. Theres no denying your past, no point living in it either. You can however reflect on it and how it has made you into the person you are today.
Singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert encompasses this perfectly in her song The house that built me,
‘If I could walk around I swear I’ll leave. Won’t take nothing but a memory, From the house that, built me.’
Exhibition runs until September 26th.