The real world began as a beautiful inspiring place but by March turned surreal with pandemic, lockdown and #blacklives matter. My work responded to all of this.
Every day is a school day and if life is worth living it is worth learning - which means exploring. Images from Camino and from my now well-established iconography continue (during the year from winter 2018 to winter 2019) to give me a language in which to talk about the great game of life as we all live it. New images also appear. Over the winter I re-explore ancient stories, particularly those about what it is to be female. Throughout the year I discipline my eye and my brush by practising reality: exploring the external landscape as well as the internal, light as well as paint and pencil. I am more aware of myself as a result of publishing my memoir, externalising my story so far in words. I begin to find that real places that are inseparable from the experiences of my soul, provide, in their much loved detail, as strong a language in which to call out to the world in paint too: Be mindful of the detail!