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by Jane Ostler

The work relates to my life.  Consider the differences between writing your life story and depicting it.  Writing it could take a long time, depicting parts of it starts to transform emotional witnessing of events, rendering them more universal, and therefore more apropriate for general viewing.  Like the television or film.  'Critical practice' is a phrase now current.  I started my life working with imagery close to my heart, specifically personalities and relationships.  It seems that choice of subject and technique have to be carefully selected and combined, as meaning can slip in and out of our perception.