The Visual Diaries 1985 onwards
The seeds that were sown during the early Florentine visits more than a decade before, were now to manifest themselves when in 1985 I unexpectedly created the collage "A Portrait of Jayne" - a compilation of everything, words and images that I felt started to bring together many of the feelings that I was trying to express. Many more were to follow, all related to important experiences and events in our lives, for example the birth of our grandson Kai with 'For Karen, Kai and David' 1985. In essence the work was simply a reflection of what was surrounding me on the walls of the studio. It was to be a turning point and from that moment on the Visual Diaries were to become essential elements to any series of works I was to produce.