Rose Garrard (b 1946)
The Steel Knife of Her Grandmother
Acrylic and grey wash.
One of a series of twelve pictures.
This is inscribed with the following extract from the ancient Gnostic text 'The Thunder, Perfect Mind'.
"Give heed to my poverty and my wealth. Do not be arrogant to me when I am cast out upon the earth and you will find in me those that are to come. And do not cast me out among those who are slain in violence. But I, I am compassionate and I am cruel."
Rose Garrard has developed a unique way of gathering stories and material for her installations. Prearranged conversations with people living and working in the vicinity of the exhibition space are means by which she develops distinctly local themes and concerns into her own work.
Article By: Dave Roberts.
First Published: 2007.
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