Pulse of the Nation – between Hope and Despair, 2021
Hand carved leather and acrylic paint. 42 x 73 x 3 cm (framed). Unique piece. Signature on reverse.
Hand carved leather and acrylic paint. 48 x 48 x 3 cm (framed). Unique piece. Signature on reverse.
£850 (including UK postage)
Remember for Me – All I Ask of You, 2019
Hand carved leather and acrylic paint.32 x 58 x 3 cm (framed). Unique piece. Signature on reverse.
£595 (including UK postage)
Janine Partington creates leather wall panels, hand carved with linocut tools and then painted with acrylic paints. Janine uses this medium to convey thoughts and feelings about the world around her. Concepts she has explored include dementia and memory loss, making connections and, inevitably, the current pandemic.
The past year in the shadow of this Covid-19 pandemic has brought forth a roller coaster of emotions in everyone. Self-declared as “generally pessimistic”, hope is something Janine doesn’t bring to the surface too often, but it is always there lurking, yearning to break free. She says, “Pulse of the Nation – between Hope and Despair reflects this tug of war between pessimism and optimism: the precariousness of the world, tempered by a sense of hope for the future. This pulsing oscillation between hope and despair occurs constantly through our grey days and our dark nights as daily reality and future dreams wage battle within our hearts and in our minds.”