THE MADONNA & CHILD SERIES

A series of works looking at the relationship between mother and child

Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child

H 99 cm x W 104 cm X D 3CM Appliqued with recycled fabric and hand-stitched upon a stretched canvas frame A19 year old girl - possibly married, although this is not certain. At a very young age, she has already lost two babies to pneumonia. Her predicament is a hard cruel vicious circle. The mother’s gaze is almost mesmeric, however the child’s gaze is also engaging and intriguing; he or she is gazing as intently as the mother – but away to the left, towards something outside the image, completely ignoring the photographer (and, by extension, the viewer). This image is based on an original photograph by the Australian photographer codenamed kalsang35 on Flickr.com.

Madonna and Children
Madonna and Children

H 99 cm x W 104 cm X D 3 cm Appliqued with recycled fabric and hand-stitched upon a stretched canvas frame The original picture was taken by Glenn Losack MD (follow link to website here and to original photograph here) in Delhi, India. A young woman begging with her children in the streets of Delhi. She is looking at her baby with compassion. Sorrow in her eyes share us a glimpse of her suffering in silence. And the child is reaching out – for what – food or love?

Madonna and Child II
Madonna and Child II

Private Collection

Madonna and Child III
Madonna and Child III

H 57 cm x W 57 cm X D 3cm Appliqued with recycled fabric and hand-stitched upon a stretched canvas frame Dhaka has thousands living rough, taking shelter in every possible space and here we see a mother and child sleeping on the street in the middle of the day, in the diplomatic area of Gulshan. This compelling and emotional picture was originally photographed by David McKee who spent two years in Bangladesh. Private Collection

Madonna and Child IV
Madonna and Child IV

H 66 cm x W 47 cm X D 3 cm Appliqued with recycled and hand dye fabric and hand-stitched upon a stretched canvas frame

Madonna and Child V
Madonna and Child V
Madonna and Child VI
Madonna and Child VI

H 72 cm x W 88 cm X D 3 cm Appliqued with recycled fabric, hand-stitched and on quilted background upon a stretched canvas frame

Madonna and Child VII
Madonna and Child VII

H 61 cm x W 46 cm X D 3 cm Appliqued with recycled fabric and hand-stitched upon a stretched canvas frame

Madonna and Child VIII
Madonna and Child VIII

H 20 cm x W 20 cm X D 3 cm Appliqued with recycled fabric and hand-stitched upon a stretched canvas frame Private collection

Madonna and Child X
Madonna and Child X

H 97 cm x W 46 cm X D 3 cm Appliqued with recycled fabric and hand-stitched upon a stretched canvas frame

 

SPOTLIGHT ON POVERTY

Work highlighting the plight of the poor in India and beyond

Why me.jpg
 

CHILDREN AND POVERTY

I'm a Big Girl Now
The Puppet Master
 

COMMISIONS

NI.jpg
NI.jpg
Carrie Rich.jpg
Carrie Rich.jpg
Benji the Pianist.jpg
Benji the Pianist.jpg
 

PLIGHT OF WAR

Looking at world conflicts and the stories of refugees

There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do!.jpg
There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do!.jpg
Just War.jpg
Just War.jpg
journey.jpg
journey.jpg
 

MISCELLANEOUS

Other works that I have made

Cafe Society.jpg
Cafe Society.jpg
Behold the queen of heaven.jpg
Behold the queen of heaven.jpg
Fractrured Memories (Doll therapy).jpg
Fractrured Memories (Doll therapy).jpg
Fractrured Memories (who is that).jpg
Fractrured Memories (who is that).jpg
Three Graces.jpg
Three Graces.jpg
Making MArks2.jpg
Making MArks2.jpg
shoe.jpg
shoe.jpg
tree of life.jpg
tree of life.jpg
RF.jpg
RF.jpg
DG.jpg
DG.jpg
The Widows.jpg
The Widows.jpg
Mughal Garden.jpg
Mughal Garden.jpg
sketch-1595717129914[1].jpg
sketch-1595717129914[1].jpg
Devadasi. .jpg
Devadasi. .jpg
IMG_20200702_121211_421.jpg
IMG_20200702_121211_421.jpg
Boy eating an apple.jpg
Boy eating an apple.jpg
mouse mouse.jpg
mouse mouse.jpg
 East of Eden .jpg
East of Eden .jpg
  East of Eden Il .jpg
East of Eden Il .jpg
 Remember Me .jpg
Remember Me .jpg