Traces of Rust

25cm x 25cm
oil on canvas
2009

‘The Swing’ series recounts memories of childhood, with which we can all associate. It is a swing once used by the daughters of a neighbour 40 years ago and is brought to life again by the grandchildren. ‘The Swing’ stands as a reminder of a life that was, with memories held forever in the minds of the parents. The ground colour is not intense in this series, there is no need to create a tension and so the paint is applied in a way that suggests both a presence and a memory.