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A Dedication to William Kentridge

CREATIVE WRITING has long since been behind the scenes of my art practice. It has played a discrete but important role – sometimes acting as a catalyst behind my visual work. At others times a way of documenting it.

This poem is a dedication to William Kentridge ans was written, while watching one of his animation videos, in the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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TREASURED MEMORIES

I knew very little of dad’s history because like many people of his generation he did not talk about the past. Undeterred by this I asked him what my grandad was like. He picked up a pencil and quickly whipped up this sketch.

It was such an unexpected answer. I still didn’t get to know anything more about grandad but It was a very touching moment.  I thought if a picture could in fact paint a thousand words, this was it.

Dad kept his memories but this sketch has become one of my most treasured memories of him and my grandad.

He returned to England and that was the last I saw of him.

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WORK IN PROGRESS

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Hilltop Art House

Seating in our exhibition space at Hilltop Art House. I am working on them simultaneously to ensure they balance each other. It’s a big project!

This is the moment I have been waiting for where I can not only see how the two settees are working together but how the entire space works. Some minor tweaking has taken place but surprisingly very little. This work takes a lot of concentration and decision making with every shape, line and mark being considered. Needless to say I was in my element.

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