Did you ever tie a knot in your handkerchief?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Remembrance”

Oil on marouflaged Linen

Ovato Tondo 300mm x 400mm

 

When I was a child, my Grandmother told me to tie a knot in my hanky to remember.  I might not remember why I tied the knot, but  I think of her every time.

When I began painting drapery it was because I was exploring traditions and memories passed from one generation to the next, and using fabrics as symbols of that.  I found that these fabrics became loaded with symbolism well beyond my personal memories. They can be seen as intimate and personal, but also universal and timeless.

My Grandmother has long since gone, but the love, the traditions, the memories linger… happily.