These four walls
As a further exploration of people's feelings around the notion of 'home', Celia wanted to develop both the performative and aesthetic elements of the artwork. She placed a shout-out on Facebook for people from all over the world to come forward to be interviewed about their memories of home. The selected individuals were recorded as they answered specific questions, which weren't so much about the bricks and mortar, but more about places of intimacy, shelter, freedom and formative moments of growth.
The palette for the resulting illustrations are virtually monochromatic, as if like memories, they have lost their colour. However, the balance of the tone, and the drawing style point to a haunting or bittersweet quality that memories can sometimes possess.
Interviews took place around Cumbria. The illustrations of people's memories were exhibited at the C-art Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition, Rheged, Penrith, Cumbria, UK. For the project, Celia was awarded jointly C-art Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2017, along with artist Brian Shields.