"Waiting"     76 x 183cm    Oil and Acrylic on canvas

Suppressing
Muffling
Layering
Scrapping

Obliteration
Concealing

‘When I draw it means that something bothers me, but I don’t know what it is. So it is the treatment of anxiety’

    Louise Bourgeois

    My paintings revealed another layer of anxiety and conflict, which co-existed with the traumas of displacement.  This is when I realised I was not voicing or acknowledging that I was haunted by the absence of my child. The consequence of this recognition took me beyond art, into a completely new realm - the role of questioning motherhood.

 

  Cy Tombly     
Cy Tombly