WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO HANG YOUR SOUL ON A WALL; 12 TIMES?
I’m going to find out. When I had work at The Getty Gallery London last year it was terrifying. People would look at mine and I’d think, no look at Martin Parr’s work or Rankin’s, I’d hold my breath, they moved on, I’d exhale!
This Thursday 26th July my solo exhibition opens in Manchester. Today we delivered all of the prints, yesterday we did the installation, tomorrow we hang. I’m nervous so why am I doing it? My mentor told me to on 2nd January and the very next day Sparkle got in touch and said they’d been watching me and would like to meet. Serendipity! These narratives are important. To help to tell the stories of those who are often oppressed and denied a voice. To give work to a charity who can profit from the publicity and sales, this makes my work meaningful.
I’ve been working for Sam’s Diamonds - the cancer support charity and start a job for Emmeline’s Pantry next month. These tend to be huge projects and I’m still juggling the business and family work. Not shot a nude for a couple of weeks though - now I do need more of those in my diary!