Once Upon a Carpet2021
This painting is oil and egg tempera on canvas with a bit of collage. It shows a highly patterned carpet with two children. The pattern, seen in perspective is taking over the scene; the children are flatter, as if superimposed. There is a statue of a male torso on a table. The mood is one of daydreaming. The carpet is based on the one currently in my mother's house, although we had long since grown up by then. The painting was part of a family project funded by Creative Scotland and was exhibited in a three person show 'Storyforms' at Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh.