Talking To My Generation

20 Aug

Milburn C

I’m on a roll with my Baby Boomer drawings – I’ve done 14 half hour sketches of my generation in the past week. I don’t just draw, I allow enough time to have a cup of tea, a piece of home made cake and a chat about what it means to be a Baby Boomer, in the lovely surroundings of Galerie Simpson. It’s fascinating to listen to people and these conversations will all be fed into the work I plan to do after I’ve drawn 100 Boomers. One thing that’s coming through strongly from many people is how privileged our generation has been, how optimistic and active but at the same time, maybe naive; we really thought we’d change the world and in some ways we did, but an awful lot remains unchanged or even worse. But nobody could accuse the Boomers who’ve come through so far of being complacent. We’re an opinionated bunch.

 

Since February I have been travelling across South Wales with Rhondda-born archaeologist Dewi Bowen and Swansea film maker Melvyn Williams.  Dewi is researching his latest book on Neolithic monuments and Melvyn is making a documentary film of our literary and artistic adventures. I’ve been tagging along in all weathers with my portable drawing board, portfolio of Fabriano paper and a bag full of assorted artist’s materials to draw ancestral stones in our landscape.

I’ve done around 50 drawings now and these will be exhibited in my solo show in The Worker’s Gallery in the Rhondda Valley in September. Please click here to find out more about it.

And if you want to see some of my other artwork, please click on the image below.

Quoit

2 Responses to “Talking To My Generation”

  1. Phil Cooper August 21, 2016 at 10:35 #

    Really super drawing this one Rosie, a great expression in that face, it really has the look of that generation. I do love the optimism of those times, sadly missing now.

    • Rosie Scribblah August 21, 2016 at 11:45 #

      Thank you, Phil. Yes, there was so much optimism around. It was lovely.

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