The foxes and me in a sun-filled studio.
After building a landscape of rocks, grasses and trees for 'Anna and the Foxes' I am poised for the flowering of the Ocean Spray.
A VIDEO of my Mother talking of her life in Cornwall as artist gardener and mother.
After all the preparation I am finally building the collage on the canvas. With artworks this size I work on the floor.
Here she is, the vixen at the centre of 'Anna and the Foxes'.
Ten years ago when my Mum was 84, I commissioned a film of her talking about her life to our friend Caroline Hemming. It was long and rambling, but I have drastically edited it down. This is oral history stretching back 90 years, liberally sprinkled with old photographs and also photos of my mother's art where she re-visited her childhood. Both women are now dead, but this is a fragment of the past; two dear friends in a sunlit garden. I hope you enjoy this video.
The intricate work of cutting Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor) is well underway. I counted and there are at least 55 flower-heads on the main bush.
Here is the final White Wisteria commission, approved and soon to be delivered.
Layer upon layer is being added to build up this collage, and yet the main theme is still to come.
Waterlilies and Hydrangea aspera flowers for the commission. I have amassed most of the flowers now and shall turn my attention to the landscape and pond.