I started with writing as I needed to start somewhere and make marks on the page.Words seemed the way to go to quickly get into the middle of where I wanted to start.
Then I coloured in.
It turn's out Sunflowers are the flower for Synovial Sarcoma
I was very aware of the process of image selection and what that meant, but as I chopped and pasted the page took on a life of its own.
I started with numbers as that was what was at the forefront of my thinking and ended up chopping out clocks.
I found all the shiny magazine paper ugly, the colour's jarred and the clocks annoyed me.
I stepped back and asked myself exactly what I thought of the picture I had created. My response was that 'I found it ugly', so I wrote that down and then asked myself; why then did I create it? and I realized that the ugliness had a purpose.
My next response was that I wanted to stop all clocks and go back. I had been dreaming of my old house and when the kids were small and life seemed very simple.
The hands on the clock,s on this page, are fixed time units.
|paper dolls-our friends and family supporting us with love|
I havnt added any words to these pages yet..Do they need them?
|I photocopied Frida and Diego and scribbled over the paper. I chose this because post chemo it feels like when I had new babies home.All the fear, uncertainity, newness and dependence.|
These pages are not quite finished ,but I wanted something on my blog.