You May Call Me Olive
2014. h:14.5cms x w:10.5cms (framed).
This proud ceramic lady belonged to a marvellous old lady called Olive. I knew her for only a short time before she died, but her independence and no-nonsense personality stayed with me. Her family kindly gave me her embroidery silks (which I have used in another piece called ‘Ickle Ockle’, and I also have this little ceramic figure. So, in memory of Olive, I combined her lady with an altered and named Day of the Dead skull light switch I brought back from New York. This little tribute gives me permission to talk to her still. This drawing was made for this vintage photo frame.
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