Thoughts and folds
Peek
Undercover
Patched up
Protected
In my thoughts
Hide Away
Stretched
Emerging
Hibernate
Comfort
Broken sleep
Marguerite
Thistles
Time out
Whisper
Deep in thought
Folded
Turn the other cheek
You spin me round
Keeping an eye on you
Secret smile
On a wing and a prayer
Silent song
Ponytails
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© Copyright 1996-2020 Denise Findlay

scottish portrait artist figurative art painting portrait artist glasgow scotland renowned commission international glasgow school of art drawing award winning sky arts  

Broken sleep

This work captures a moment in time as a parent. My daughter was a few months old and i was completely sleep deprived. I painstakingly assembled a jigsaw as my support. I chose to leave out several pieces to represent brokenness. My daughter sat on the floor beside an utterly exhausted version of myself. Her building blocks spell out her name. I wanted my clothing to look crushed and I chose a grey back drop to represent tiredness. Stages come and then pass in life, enjoy the moment.