secrets of the mind


The focal point of this picture is an old family doll, imprinted with a map and fixed with a human head, which is a vessel for symbols of heritage. Big Ben represents British heritage. Family portraits indicate another time where children were seen and not heard. Ladders, plants and birds show growth and indicate a transformation towards a happier future. The doll stirs a pot of fears and self destruction. Perched on the edge, the girl calmly watches the pot. Neither in nor out.