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Collage: Paper, Paint, Acrylic, Found Objects on Paper, Canvas.
'Hold still, this will sting a bit' evokes all those childhood repairs we had as kids, splinters being dug out with a sharp needle, iodine being swabbed onto grazed knees.
Pain dished out in the name of love, it's speaks to the name of the exhibition 'It's for you own good'.
It's part of a series that explores our childhood memories and our relationships as adults to our child-self.
As children we see every day things in extraordinary, disproportionate ways. This same distortion can be seen in how we remember our childhood experiences. Silly, crazy things stick in our minds and live with us all our lives, becoming increasingly vivid as we get older. But are these memories true?
There’s no rational narrative running through our childhood memories, the idea of a shark under our bed is a real as dad lurching at us with a wooden spoon. Our imagined fears are often more frightening than immediate threats.
The unreachable truth is whether the memory is real or concocted in the tangled-web of our consciousness.
Collage and synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 2016.