Valerie Vernon

This piece is about feeling isolated at a funeral and not being able to engage physically with the other mourners because of Covid restrictions. The image attempts to convey a sense of loss in a turbulent world. The pattern inside the heart shape is a representation of confusion, which is conflicting with the calmer pattern in the box, which is confining all the emotions. The monoprinted background texture depicts the chaos and loss of control felt in grief, and the heart in a box is an attempt at restoring some kind of order.

Separation Anxiety - Collage made from and printed patterns and textures