Talking Upon Paper 2007 

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exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery & Beaver Galleries

'This series is based on excerpts from journals I kept during my pregnancy and after the birth of my two children. Inspired by Sara Symmons’ book Goya: A Life in Letters, where she discusses the 18th century belief that ‘familiar letters should be informal, artless, and natural… talking upon paper where the purity of emotions (is) expressed and unrestrained,’ I approached these works with the same informality and honest emotion as in my journal entries, hoping to communicate something very personal, but also universal, about the complexity of human relationships.'  

Melinda Schawel 2007