It's more than a year since mi nieto arrived. Being abuela is time consuming if not rewarding. Hard working as she is my dear daughter spends as much time as poss with our dear Ife and since he turned 1 year his father has gone from Wilber to Lukaku and is still away on location making his mark in Desafio Caracoltv strong person show he is @lukaku.wil in team #Vallecaucanos the best and strongest competitors but right now we dont know how the competition will end but they are showing they are a force to be reckoned with.
I have been painting and making as I attempted to get to know my new surroundings. This port is a very new and different experience. But live here I do and the influences are powerful although there is little time to process and reflect, grandma time being full-on but the sights, sounds, smells and tastes would linger for ever once left behind. For now I am submerged. Working intermittently in an environment so stimulating is a little destabilizing as so many threads and strands remain untied. Thought processes cut off should be noted like quick camera images that get instantly filed away for a later look. This place is rich and not wasted on me I value the many moments in good company regretting lack of language but managing to communicate in some way or another. The work will come.
Archive of images
Documented work included in this archive dates back to the 80's predating my Foundation year at art school in 1992. I had made work for many years before this having attended art school in the 70's but not completed course, much of the work lost in time. I hope to build up the archive from previously unrecorded work, seek out works in private collections and add projects commissions, publications, exhibitions etc.
I was born in London in 1950 my father Nigerian and my mother British. My first home was in a dark basement flat in the area of St Pancras. Before I reached the age of 5, and my brother still a baby, we were taken by our father to a children’s home in Suffolk where we spent the remainder of our childhood days. At sixteen alone and ignorant I was finally choked out into the world with little or no preparation on how to survive.
MORE TO COME