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Joanna Spicer

MA Illustration

My childhood has never lost its magic, it has never lost its mystery and never lost it’s drama.’

Louise Bourgeois

An interest in trying to capture drawing ‘dance’, stemmed from nostalgic memories of childhood and familial past, specifically dancing with my sister in the front room at home.

The ‘domestic’ space became our theatre, a stage set, as we played characters. Here, dance was a place for our imagination to run wild and for us tell our own stories. Drawing then stimulated creative writing and poetry, about the difficult times that adolescence can bring. Now in adulthood and some 30 years later, my drawings have allowed me to reflect upon and revisit those carefree times. These memories were not simply remembered but rather inter-weaved with the present to become part of my continued experience.

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