In contrast to my plant drawings, the shadow images have evolved through observing morning sunlight in our bedroom and they have become linked to my life and family history.
The bedroom is significant because it is a very nice space where I can lie or sit in comfort, often to relieve aches and pains. I get up late (by most people’s standards it seems) and, weather permitting, have the opportunity to view changing shadows across the room. I take photographs and select complimentary text and work them together.
The first try-outs were tiny samples on tracts from a dictionary but I saw a way to make them more personal by introducing copies of family documents.
Nowadays the size of my artwork is related to my physical ability, with arthritis greatly limiting my arms’ reach and movement in my hands. But hey ho it’s just another little test of ingenuity and imagination.