Rosemary Catling
painting, printmaking, drawing
New large paintings and collage. Moments transformed by memory, mainly figurative. Water as a metaphor plus plants and animals. Pretty garden..
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My work is mainly autobiographical and often features women and water. I am interested in the way that images change in meaning over time. Ageing is continuing theme

 The work often concerns the unknown future where children grow up and away to become part of the mass and we face the fact of our mortality. It is autobiographical, but hopefully universal.

The fact that much of my work has a connection with water may be because it can be both supportive and treacherous, conveying a feeling of insecurity. It is also, of course, a metaphor for life itself. Myth and humour play a part also.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My digital prints are created by complex layering of drawings which sometimes gives an almost organic appearance.

 Paintings can start from overlaps and awkwardness caught by the lens. It is the juxtaposition of figures in action or at rest that interests me, and the way the interpretation changes when the context is altered. The figures can seem unaware of each other although they relate formally in the composition.