MOTHER & CHILD

FROM DECAY

'Preservation' illustrated in photographic self-portraits a process of scarring and decay, a certain loss of recognition and the irreversible nature of damage, the works in 'From Decay' express more of that loss.

 

After five miscarriages and never being able to have children 'mother and child' remains imagery I return to, beyond the obvious reasons of imaginary for me, it also expresses the ideas and ideals we nurture within ourselves, things we give life to.

Detail of copper background and watercolor

Detail of copper background turned to verdigris

Details of how heavily built up rust on the surface.

Byzantine Madonna

Work on Paper. Rust, copper and watercolor on watercolor paper

Ghost

Iron and oil on Irish linen

Alone

Oil on Irish linen

MOTHERLESS

Work on Paper. Graphite on Paper

From Myself

Work on Paper. Graphite and Pastel on Paper

Empty

Work on Paper. Pen and Ink on Paper

© Denise Evans. 2017