Child stares out from the long shadows watching the audience who are clearly standing in a hedge. Smoke billows on the horizon. The swathe of the bypass behind leaves a wound through the child’s history. Her home was demolished to make way for the road. Her home had been a place which caused immense unhappiness.
The viewpoint, from beneath tall trees, lets us watch while reinforcing a separation.
This painting was entered in Rachael's application for the 2010 Jerwood Fellowship, that made it through to the second round in the judging.
It was also short-listed for the 2010 National Open at Chichester.