Friday, April 29, 2011

Objects/items re-found - photograph of my Grandma Gwen

Gwen's name and image pops up often in my work and studio practice. Before she married my Gramps and assumed the last name 'Bartram', her maiden name was 'Fox'. The literal, animal representation of this title is a recurring feature in many of my drawings and two-dimensional based works and stands as a kind of familial metaphor. This photograph was probably taken in the late 1940s, whilst Gwen and Ron still lived in Yorkshire (they later emigrated by boat to Brisbane). A couple of years ago I had photocopied and enlarged a number of old family photographs for a uni based assignment, I rediscovered this one hiding in the book shelf.

'Tis a lovely shot

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