STATEMENT OF INTENT
Ten years ago I proudly showed my first old interior image to my aged mother and I was shocked by her reaction: she was horrified. “How could anyone find these images of hard times so appealing?” It was this reaction that made me appreciate the true nature of what I was recording and drew me even closer to the subject.
One of ten children, my mother left such a cottage at the age of only 14 years to work in the city. One by one her siblings also left, until like so many other family’s, only the parents remained. Eventually the parents passed on, the door was closed and the chapter ended.
As I dedicate this panel to my mother and her generation, I invite you the viewer to see past the texture, the composition and the peeling paint and view them as monuments to the lives lived therein.