Man with Mouth Open

Man with Mouth Open

This last piece 'Man with mouth open' I also call 'Shouting not Singing' after the poem 'Not Waving but Drowning' by Stevie Smith

Click here listen to her talking, apart from the great poem which is great to hear in her voice, what she says resonates strongly with me and my work

"They are written from the experiences of my own life, its pressures and fancies, and they are written to give ease and relief to me: while they are being written I’m afraid nobody else comes into it at all. I want to get something out that is working away at me. I think pressure is the operative word here: the pressure of daily life; the pressure of having to earn one’s own living, possibly at work that is not very congenial; the pressure of one’s relations with other people; the pressure of all the things one hears about or reads about in philosophy, history and religion for instance, and agrees with or does not agree with; the pressure of despair. And the pressure too of pleasures that take one’s breath away – colours, animals tearing about, birds fighting each other to get the best bit of bacon rind. And the funniness of things too…"
As for the poem it must be my favourite, it's brilliant.

Stevie Smith

19cms high x 11.5d x 6w
Edition of 25

Iron Resin on wooden wall mounted block