Oil on canvas
36cm x 47cm
In slip frame, ready to hang.
The Covid quiet time was an interesting time to be painting about Spike Island. Pausing our own lives and regular routines gave rise to questions about why we do what we do and how we are spending our time / lives. It felt often, as if we were all sent to our rooms to examine our collective conscience! After the initial terror, I – and almost everyone I know – was grateful for the silence but that relief soon became a resolve to do things better when we were back to ‘normal’.
In many ways it felt as if I was primed to restart – almost evangelical – as inhabitants of Spike Island must have felt upon their re-emergence to civilisation – as if A Dweller on the Threshold -’tis ALL before us.