When I went to Portsmouth Guildhall cafe for my interview with 'That's Solent Tv', I met Gill Horn a Hampshire writer who had come along to the Guildhall especially after seeing my exhibition advertised in a local paper.
It turns out Gill, like me, is interested in dusty and rusty old 'things' and collections! She was kind enough to write a little something in response to my exhibition. Here is what she wrote...
of disparate objects
become a journal of life.
Delicately drawn wall lamp
shedding light on shaded memories.
Once objects of desire,
china cats are later renounced.
I heard an objection!
Now newly discovered and pampered
as valuable references.
Some items coated in webs of memories
revitalised by careful observations.
Tender mark making
giving new phase of life.
A set of silver spoons oblivious
of their sketched importance
encased in purple satin
royally displayed for public view.
The curious and familiar
given equal importance
exposing eclectic interests
outlined with mystery of time and place.
The collector's selection
further edited by the illustrator,
crosses between generations.
Discarded toy and teddy,
once the centre of the child's universe
rise from later insignificance
to art object of respect.
Their very presence allows intimate memories
to be relived two dimensionally
as they reach out from the wall
to grasp a new existence in the now.
Gill Horn Jan 2017.
Thank you Gill, it is inspiring to know that my exhibition provoke thought and response, especially from a fellow creative! Beautiful words.