Our talented crew of twelve team mates from the Museum are currently exhibited at David Lloyd's Gallery (see details below).
This is the piece I'm showing...
|Bloodlines Diptych - Drypoint on canvas/Mixed media - Steph Chalmers - 2012|
I worked from a stunning portrait of my paternal grandmother to create this diptych. I haven't managed to capture her, but somehow that becomes part of the work. She's always been an enigma to me.
In the drypoint (left) her face looks off kilter as it's a mirror-image.
The red piece is a pin and thread drawing, and even though it's abstracted, it looks more like her.
There must be more of a resemblance between us than I thought because many people at the exhibition opening assumed that it was a self-portrait.
|Bloodlines Diptych - Steph Chalmers - 2012|