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Thursday, 14 June 2007
Pear + Pair
Once I brought a pear back to Cyprus from my home in France after the Summer and gave it to my friend. It was a beautiful perfect thing. He made many dreamy oil paintings based on this pear and had a very successful exhibition. I made something more superficial: a little series of prints based on a rather wry Ogden Nash-style poem I wrote called "Pair + Pear" which compared the experience of the lifecycle of the PEAR with the lifecycle of the PAIR. All good things come to an end. It was just for fun, really.
An ex BBC TV and radio classical music producer I retrained in fine arts in Brussels after marrying a diplomat and going to live in different countries abroad. I have two school age children and a much loved second home in France. My family and friends are very spread out so the internet is very important. Creative life is often compromised but absolutely vital. A reluctant gypsy I am alarmed to find artistic concepts are not as portable as I once thought. The universality of the human figure (my subject) is not helpful enough in the constant conflict of who I am and where I am.