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But what happend when you cant let go, when you cant walk away!

You find yourself ordering stretchers from catalogues, running to shops to grab whatever stretchers they have just to continue with your mark making, because you can not let go.

I made another 8 images of my dad without knowing why. Then I read an artical about Melvin Bragg -in 'The Sunday Times' 30th March 2007- he disscusses how he is unable to let go, how he is constantly reminded, and how he revisits this in his writting about his first wife and in doing so reopend termoil of suffering and pain when before hand he was doing ok.

I could understand this, in revisiting these images i put myself under a tremendous amount of pain and pressure; but rather that than nothing! do you understand?

Therefore I can not ever imagine finishing this project, I will always revisit it, I will always be painting my dad in one way or another.