A Walk in the Park at Angus Hughes Gallery, London, 2018
Dimension variable, for space H250 x W200 X L200 cm
Materials: found wood, textiles, beadwork, acrylic paint
This work reflects the darker aspects of human nature, an upbeat walk through a park under blue sky surrounded by flowers can also have darker undertones. Reference to a woodland setting implies a sense of mystery, the dialectic between good and evil often found in fairy tales. As the German poet Schiller wrote:
‘The fairy tale hero proceeds for a time in isolation, as the modern child often feels isolated. The hero is helped by being in touch with primitive things, a tree, an animal, nature as the child feels more in touch with those things than most adults do’.