I am fortunate to have had two amazing trips to Europe. The history and architecture are amazing. There are lots of famous places, and they were great to see, but what really fascinated me were the doors and windows. I’m sure to the people that live there these are just ordinary doors. For me however they are the symbol of their history and make me what to know more. Who built this? How did they do it? Who lived here originally (now)? What were/are their lives like? It is the everyday things that fascinate me and these doors represent the everyday lives of people I do not know and yet feel connected to.
The architectural qualities of the old stone, brick and wood is an ideal subject for the watercolour batik process that I love to use. I have entitled this series “Stories Inside”. Every piece that I create leaves me wondering what stories were behind that door.