‘Separation’ is about my feelings following the loss of contact with my young grandchildren during the coronavirus lockdown. The series of images expresses my changing emotions from initial despair (first five images), through acceptance (next three) to hope and finally the joy of renewed contact and a return to normality (final five) – an end to enforced separation and spending happy times with my grandchildren again.
The images were created in my garden on one day, which perhaps creates a sense of coherence. The recurring motif of an oval/double oval represents my grandchildren. From the second line onwards, the motif gradually becomes more visible and accessible; then comes a new sunrise and the joy of renewed contact.