Woman and Home, 2017
34 x 24 cm
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"Woman and Home"...Memories from women's magazines on what my life can be. But it cannot. The words are a prison.
Having experienced violence as child and teenager brings an awareness of the disconnect between the outside image of what I may be and the reality of what is. I like to utilise the imagery which has struck me as having come from somewhere deep within my own experience, unexpected. The original photographic image (a self portrait) I used in creating this work was taken in 2008, at a time when the adverse effects of my various past traumas were tightly packed inside me, affecting my life by causing pressure; still very much under the surface. I chose to use this because in re-creating -it into a new artwork, I was both testifying to the impact of my own traumatic experiences of violence and it’s effects, while recognising that the passage of time and a lot of work in psychotherapy has brought change and progress.
Jenny Meehan (née Jennifer Gray) is an established artist who has been exhibiting for over ten years, mostly in the UK. Exhibitions include Tower Bridge Victorian Engine Rooms in 2016, Gallery@oxo, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2105, Pallant House Gallery Chichester in 2010 among others. Jenny uses both visual imagery and the written word in her creative practice which can be discovered in more depth through her artist's journal "The artist's meandering discourses" https://jennymeehan.wordpress.com/ and website: http://www.jamartlondon.com/