DM021 Drawings Daphne Mason. Changing Direction. 1996. Pastel on paper, black metal frame, white mount. 40cm H x 50cm W
This vigorous pastel on paper work from the 90's uses bold colours and dynamic pastel strokes breaking across a field of black, to express the tension and excitement inherent in the challenge of changing direction.
Symbols that seem to reference hands, clutching, grasping or reaching out to help and support, appear from different angles, suggesting the challenges of navigating a range of options at a time of great growth or crisis. Despite the challenges, the mood is optimistic, hinting at potential and growth, rather than a shrinking back.