Friday, 22 February 2013

Life 6 - Still Life (With Orange).

The Story:  Imagine a warm day in summer; you've done your chores and the house is clean and tidy. You decided to go out and do some shopping and see some friends for a coffee and chat.  You've rushed around and had a fabulous time. You're back at home and are having a quiet 5 minutes. The washing is on and the dinner is in the oven.  You're thinking about the things that happened and the laughs you've had; the sun is shining in through the window and you feel warm and contented.  Your eyes begin to droop and you smile gently.

The words on the quilt are a poem by Wendy Cope:

The Orange
At lunchtime I bought a huge orange —
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled and shared it with Robert and Dave —
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange, it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park.
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all the jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.


  1. All I can say is WOW... this is beautiful!!

  2. All I can say is WOW... this is beautiful!!

  3. Well, just smashing. I love your process photos because one can then appreciate the work, the depth of layers, the density. From a distance, your nude subjects appear to be "normal" nudes. Yet, up close, the text seems to be like a sheathing, a garment that covers and protects the subject. The words of life as clothing. Brava!
    best, nadia


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