Turning Pain Bright

Spinning pain into joy

My series of Teddy Bear Tears Kaleidoscopes – “deceptively bright expressions of pain and anger over repressed childhood trauma.” I don’t know if my resistance to a palette of only/mostly dark shades and muted colours is a strategy to keep the horror at bay, a refusal to use obvious ‘inner demons’ imagery (replaced here with traditional symbols of childhood), or a desire to focus on the moments of happiness (cue “Cats” soundtrack?). It may be the same subconscious thing that stopped me, for 30 years, from writing any poetic prose after Somewhere. And only a few pieces since.

Each of these pieces is available on canvas, metal, acrylic, wood or fine art papers at our Fine Art America gallery. These pieces are not available smaller than 24″ due to the amount of detail; as shown in the close-ups. Right click or View Image on each of the full pieces to see a much larger image.

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A kaleidoscope of colourful shapes; sub-titled “Eggs and Roses”.

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A kaleidoscope of colourful shapes; stars, merry-go-round horses, gingerbread people and more. Sub-titled Gingerbread Carousel.

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A kaleidoscope of colourful shapes over a dark background.

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A kaleidoscope of colourful shapes over cloth-like patterns.

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