Interval / Fellowship
The healing power of both of my gardens, my home and my allotment, offered me a place to come to terms with a cancer diagnosis in January 2017, the shock of which paralysed almost every aspect of my life. It was through gardening that I found a connection with land, and myself, again. We opened our garden in the Oxton Secret Gardens, a charity open garden event, when I was quite ill and the Judas tree was in full bloom at the bottom of the garden. This work is about the process of healing, an ongoing and incomplete state of being.
The composition is an integral part of the work and suggests one’s choices become significantly more important through critical illness. Coping mechanisms like Mindfulness, meditation and exercise enabled acceptance, and inner peace.
Interval Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn, Cheshire
Fellowship Show since 2002, Williamson Art Gallery, Wirral