Comfort

This work was part of a series looking at care and comfort that came about when a family member was suffering from a serious illness that became terminal.  Rather than look at the disease; its science and symptoms, I chose to look at what was outside the disease so to speak.  During the illness and the visits to hospital, while the devastating impact of the disease hung in the background, it wasn't fear and pain that was prevalent but instead the positive atmosphere created by families and health professionals and the medication to cope with side effects all gave comfort that became my strongest experience of coping with my child's illness. This surprised me, but I understood the strength that came from taking control of the situation through smaller actions; medication, kindness, laughter, concentrating on deeds and activities of everyday life. 

 

This work led naturally into the next series, Seeing You There which depicts our attachment to place. As memories become important, times and places spent together deepen in value and meaning. 

Caroline Watson Artist

Still Life with Bottles

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Still Life in Yellow

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Still life in white, pencil on paper, 51

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Still Life in White,

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Still Life in Pink 52x38cm

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At Home, mixed materials on paper

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Still life in green and white), graphite

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Still Life mixed media on paper, 60 cm

Caroline Watson Artist

Precious, mixed materials on paper

Caroline Watson Artist

Possiblities, acylic,conte pencil on pap

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Little Things 60x42cm

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On a clear day, mixed media

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Still life Together, mixed materials on