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SCARS ON MY HEART
29 - 31 August ❘ 10am - 4pm
Private View: 28 August ❘ 6pm - 9pm
I Feel Scared
This collection of work shows the scars that I feel I have gained by the life that I have lived and the society that I have lived in. So I use art as a language to communicate the things I care about. This collection showing the pain that has been left within me as I have gone through differing times within my working life. For many years I have worked with people whom have been marginalised on the fringe of society. Put into a box that they will never get back out of. That society and the government makes it impossible for them to get back out of. And yes some of these people will have committed certain crimes that others may find impossible to forgive.
But we never really know what has happened in someone else’s life, we do not know the terrible things that have happened to someone else to take them to their dark place. I would sit with these people day after day and listen to their story to their life and I would really hear. I would see how hard people would try to overcome what they had done and try to move on and how difficult this would be for them. This is what would leave the scars on me. How hard people would try again and again to be accepted and in so many different ways society would just keep saying no. I would find it heart breaking. All living beings have beauty inside if we just take the time to look a little deeper.
Images from the Exhibition
All images by photographed by Mental Images ©Mental Images 2015
So for this collection creating mixed media artworks, paintings, intense personal moments are developed by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and around in circles. For a moment they think they can recognise something but cannot quite register what it is, a thought, a feeling and then it is gone and they are off looking for something else within the piece.
Always with the innocence of seeing something new and exciting each time they look or experience.
More information about Kesia Pennington-Yates is available on her artist profile page.