A River has it’s own story, a history as a flow of time, imbued with myth, poetry and personal memories.
A river can symbolise the human life cycle ; the river of life
The series of paintings riverstories embody these ideas where elements of nature run through people, land, water and sky. Past lives swim in the shadows, and figures move from the present, through the symbolism of a boat, to become fragmented and elemental.
Despite the in-roads of technology and the dominance of email, postcards still have some cultural potency.
They encapsulate the idea of travel, and make a visual record of a moment of personal history. We mark our presence in a particular place and time.
The postcard is a small document, post-marked to become a souvenier of a visit to the gallery; a personal piece of the story of a river.
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