Rubicon Gallery | Dublin | 1990
I was invited by the Calcutta Artists Union - sponsored by June Levine (an Irish journalist, novelist and feminist) to spend a year travelling in India. This series of paintings was inspired by walking to the source of the River Ganges, travelling around the Indian Pakistani border, around Nepal - witnessing religious rituals and visiting holy temples along my journey. Making links between the historic and the contemporary - the layering of colonial pasts and the contemporary now was translated using layers of torn handmade paper. The traces of the past resonates through these layers, as if layers of wallpaper, torn to reveal a time before.