A year ago my darling 11-year-old dachshund Bentley got very ill and I had to let him go. The empty space he left behind was like a giant canvas with only a dot on it – baffling and overwhelming. Finding joy became as challenging as making sense of abstract art.
Looking at abstract paintings, I often wonder how artists arrive at the finished image…
The silk wall hanging Steps of hope…steps of loss is part of Neera Huckvale’s exhibition Fragments in Time and a larger series of works in which the artist explores how we experience time and energy in our personal lives, how we remember, how things come together, then separate, then come together again.
Neera Huckvale created not just thoughtful, meaningful and moving pieces of art but an experience that affected me deeply and continues to haunt me, in a good way.
His love of gardening, poetry and creativity in general is likely to make you pause and reflect on your own creative life.