Shown at Station Gallery, 2015
‘Secret World’ members’ exhibition
Phyllis is my mother. This was her mood for much of the last year of her life.
It annoyed me at the time because it felt like she was giving up. I realize now she was simply tired in ways beyond the physical, in ways that are much harder to keep going.
The picture reminds me, among other things, of her strength. She was a very strong woman. We never really know what people bear.
Looks can be deceiving.