A Childhood Landscape is the title of this work in progress which is very close to my heart. Being the 10th of 12 children made for quite a childhood and provided many memories, most of them happy. Although we were as poor as church mice in many ways we lived a life of abundance. Thanks that is, to our parents who were extremely resourceful and imaginative. Qualities which have expressed themselves differently in all of us. Whichever way you look at it, it is an unmistakable trait of The Wilson Family as is an undeniable streak of eccentricity. Traits which I have often relied upon to get me through life and are of course very useful to an artist. I am forever grateful for the gifts that being part of this family have bestowed upon me.
I had to rearrange the entire studio before I could even start on this large painting. I soon realised the step stool I was using was going to be inadequate for the job. So off I went in search of something better… and look what I found. A mini scaffold, perfect.
A collaborative project between Lorraine Corker and Lorretta Gibbs
from studio session
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
This project is a visual journey into the twin-world my sister and I share. It allows a metaphorical glimpse into our private world. While drawing upon the experiences of our childhood twindom – it is from the perspective of our sixty year old selves. Not only does it deal with the bonds we share, but also many of the misconceptions singletons have of what it is to be a twin.
The project is ongoing, but at the present time we are not sure where it is going. We’re just travelling along to see where the journey takes us.