HEAD OF A GRANDMOTHER

Posted by on Feb 8, 2021 in AGE IN THE FRAME

I’ve been working recently on a series of small sculptural heads as part of the series exploring ageing. (18cm x 22cm x 15cm)

ALL THAT FOLLOWS

Posted by on Jan 28, 2021 in AGE IN THE FRAME

Grandparents’ stewardship of future generations and mutual appreciation from both generations was a feature of conversations with participants in the Age In The Frame project. There was much discussion of intergenerational mixing, which was generally seen as something desirable by all ages. Here are some quotes which were influential when I was making the above […]

CORK,MATCHSTICK,PAPER: INSTRUCTIONS TO A SMALL BOY

Posted by on Jan 10, 2021 in AGE IN THE FRAME

These images are based not only on the views of participants in the Age In The Frame project, but the experience of meeting with them face-to-face, and hearing and recording their often poignant reflections. Old age is about remembering and often re-assessing the past. The participants were frank about their personal experiences and attitudes regarding […]

RISE AND SHINE

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in AGE IN THE FRAME

“A lot of people like to pretend that they can still do things that they used to do, and we can’t. Dancing is in short bits and I have the energy for that and then you can stop, get your breath back and dance again.” (participant: 87 yrs)

THE LIABILITIES OF MEMORY I & II

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in AGE IN THE FRAME

The Liabilities of Memory I & II, 2020 (paper, card, spraypaint) 34.7cm x 55 cm

PERENNIALS

Posted by on Nov 19, 2020 in AGE IN THE FRAME

Children, grandchildren and grandparenting were a recurrent theme in discussions with older participants on ageing. Their views were intriguing and complex, heightening awareness of the continuous cycle of life, of which we are an inevitable part. See some participant quotes below.

LANDSCAPES OF THE UNBIDDEN

Posted by on Nov 9, 2020 in AGE IN THE FRAME

The pandemic spotlight has been turned on older people. The image below is a response to the extreme vulnerability felt by many, but particularly by older people, at this time of Covid.

OTHER PEOPLE

Posted by on Sep 25, 2020 in AGE IN THE FRAME

Old people are often perceived as alien or different, somehow unreachable – they are ‘other people’. Despite an expressed wish from many – old and young – for more intergenerational mixing, it seems as if the generational gap persists. I was trying to capture some of this in the image. This image evolved from many […]

BEYOND CIVVY STREET

Posted by on Aug 7, 2020 in AGE IN THE FRAME

This image evolved from many sources, including recorded conversations with young and old participants in the Age In The Frame project, as they reflected on the differences they perceived in how elderly men and women age. See some participant quotes below. ‘ANCIENT SCRIPT’ – An image made during the development of the final image, ‘BEYOND […]

VISTA I

Posted by on Jul 14, 2020 in AGE IN THE FRAME

To see all the other source material, from the Age in The Frame project that inspired this image, follow the link: https://www.instagram.com/deborah.ann.artist/