Anyway, this exhibition is a lovely lyrical tribute to her mother who died of cancer in 2007 after hiding her illness for some time. The exhibition represents an amazing amount of work and eye strain - her already small woodcuts (?) of trees with the most minute of painstaking detail were apparently executed with No 1 Chemist glasses by a woman who still doesn't need them in every day life (How is that possible?). I realised we had even more in common - my up coming show at Danks St in November is a tribute to my dad who died in late 2006, and is called Trees for my Father -so we are both obsessed with trees and we both needed to work through our "Silent Grief" (as three of the pieces are called) by making art! Anyway, as well as the trees there are blue birds, which are new to her work and are layered over sheets of music and other personal symbols relating to her mother. Best not to go on a rainy, windy night, as I did, because the work fluttered in the breeze - but perhaps that is the point, the moving wind of the spirit of her mother, let free. On for the next three weeks.
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