HOLE IN MY DREAMS
Wax crayon on
128gsm Takeo Youmoshi paper
78 x 54 cm (30.7 x 21.2 inches)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered by Stuart Semple
From the series 'My Pictures of you'
Each is totally unique and different so there will be variations in the way the colours appear and how they are made.
In these works, Stuart Semple articulates the loss of his mother and best friend through the re-articulation of song lyrics that served as solace through her illness. At once painfully cathartic, and simultaneously joyous the works encapsulate the barrage of emotions surrounding loss.
Using wax crayons each piece is unique and handmade, calling on nostalgic memories of childhood colouring, yet rendered in the artist’s handwriting.
The works speak of loss, hope, and relief.
‘Hole in my dreams’ comes from a pact Stuart made with his mum before her passing that they would find each other in their dreams and Stuart's subsequent commitment to mastering lucid dreaming in order to be with her again, the quest to find her in the dream world.