Routes of Sorrow is an innovative and challenging multi-disciplinary and combined artwork, produced in several phases over a 10-year period (2011-2021). The focus is on sorrow and loss in its multiplicity of manifestations, but the ones I concentrate on are ‘chronic sorrow’ and ‘inherited sorrow’. Throughout the entire artwork I use the recurrent symbols of the dried rose (and petals), and a bird with a broken wing, to convey these manifestations in a non-verbal format. The completed artwork will be an educational and therapeutic resource for people working in the caring professions, as well as for academics, and members of the public.

In this phase of the project, the Ark-T Centre in Cowley, Oxford, will exhibit the artwork from 9  Sept – 31 Oct 2019 in The People’s Gallery.

As part of my project I have commissioned a collaborative performance piece between the quartet OXUS and movement performers Kay Lynn and Macarena Ortuzar.

The culmination of their collaboration will take place in a public performance in the adjacent church on 13 October 2019, from 3:30 – 5:30pm. All welcome.