Personal History

I've been here before
Pricked paper and the artist's grey hairs
This piece is a portrait of my daughter, pricked with a needle. She has a wise old mans beard made from the grey hairs I've acquired since becoming a mother. Since my pregnancy, the use of hair, puncturing or pricking and in more recent work burning has become significant. this loosely relates to my mother qualifying as an acupuncturists whilst terminally ill and her ultimate death with me still at the breast.