Exhibition at the Kaleidescope Gallery, Sevenoaks 30th August – 16th September 2023 2023-06-28-KALEIDESCOPE-SVAF-EXHIBITION-POSTER-instaDownload
90 x 90 cm Oil on board Painted in 20-minute blocks while I was ill
I have always been fascinated to learn what can lead powerful people to do great harm. The reason I am so affected by such revelations is that we can often find that we face the same challenges as they do, on the smaller stage of our lives. Then, the distance between those we might think […]
Der Niesen, Paul Klee Symbols reassure the mind that we do not depend exclusively on mundane experience.Paul Klee, Creative Credo 1920This watercolour was painted by Paul Klee 1915. It was painted to honour the death of his friend and fellow painter, August Macke. It is an image of a mountain in the Bernese Oberland. The […]
Paul Klee, Creative Credo Untitled, Paul Klee This painting was the last image made by the painter Paul Klee before he died in 1940. He belongs to that group of artists who lived to endure both the first and second world war with their idealism deeply tested but ultimately intact. For Klee the test was […]
Very often when I have been faced with challenges it has helped me to remember the lives of individuals who faced disintegration, and have been able to counter their fears and anxieties with what has been called an ‘obstinate vitality’. David Bomberg and Max Beckmann faced the challenges of their lives in exactly this spirit. […]
The blind French resistance fighter, Jacques Lusseyran, described arriving in Buchenwald and being stripped of every visible marker of status and identity. He observed that only those who had an inner sense of self independent of status were able to survive the camp. This theme is very pertinent now. President Donald Trump has been described […]
Kierkegaard said that our relationship to anxiety determines the failure or fruitfulness of our life. When I was growing up, my mother appeared to be allergic to me. I became the scapegoat of the family. As soon as I was old enough, I left home and found my own people. I studied literature and philosophy […]
Is it possible to discover resources and attitudes that can help to enter the world of soul which is the land of self-making? What can we place before us as the aim of this journey that encourages us to overcome our fear of its demands?
Due to a long-term health problem which is now gradually responding to treatment, Deborah has not been able to do many Social Sculpture events over the last three years. We will publish an update as soon as we have something planned.