2017 Paintings focus on Amulets as objects/formulae that people have traditionally used for protection/ to deflect fears. I've chosen to look at these as there seems to be so much free floating fear about right now. These amulet paintings, drawing on ritual art from around the world , are my response.

 

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                                                       Magic Square        

                       Mixed media - acrylic & found images on canvas                                                  

       

 

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An Amulet to protect against the fear of meeting other people

                                    Acrylic on canvas

 

 

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An Amulet to protect against your mother's fears

                     Mixed media on Paper

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                         An Amulet for Travellers

      Mixed media - acrylic, mirrors, shell, found photo

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Plague Amulet  (to protect against the collapse of the NHS)

  Mixed Media - found image, rope & acrylic on canvas