Near Death Series 1
In 2013, I underwent open heart surgery. This experience led me to the idea of the ‘Near Death’ series of drawings.
This is drawing for the healing of the psyche and physical body. Each drawing contains a single figure in forward movement, held by a defined space. There’s an object, it can be a staff, a wand, a thread, a weapon or even a beam of light full of dancing motes. The figure is not me but a companion to my imagination.
Even though I have given each drawing the same elements I have treated each differently and spontaneously. It is not the drawings that heal but the shift of attention as I move from one drawing to the next.
When I finish, I’ll exhibit, having worked through this encounter with trauma and recovery.