Broken chain, 2020
Pen, gouache, watercolour, acrylic, pencil on paper
80 x 184 cm
Broken Chain was made during my period of intense eco grief which followed my involvement with climate change activism. The female figure on the left is contemplating death by holding a skull on her head, whilst the tentacles of her thought push her newborn baby up. It deals with my fears as a new mother and the desire to catapult my young child out of this mess into a better future. The broken chain refers to the break I hope there will remain between us and extinct animals like dinosaurs. An emu looks up disturbed and slightly sternly accusing to the viewer, as if to hold them accountable.
80 x 183 cm