Acrylic paint on canvas. 1973
This work was one of my first major works at school. I was 14 years old at the time.
I was amazed at the Surrealist painters, especially Salvador Dali, and he was alive and well in this year.
This work was about clinging to life, and the sacrifices, and the versatility to survive it all.
At the tender age of 14, I had already lost my mum, and a younger brother.
Growing up had its challenges… What to do? Be artistic!