Longère

Longère

‘Longère’ is a paper-clay piece I made while working towards the Mission Gallery Maker in Focus exhibition ‘After the Firing’, but I felt it didn’t fit within that body of work and so it wasn’t exhibited. ‘Longère’ was prompted by memories of holidaying in France in my in-laws home when my children were young.

The handprints reference several aspects of our time there – the girls playing, painting and making in my mother-in law Jean’s studio, the fact that all the family had a hand in renovating the house, our visits to caves filled with art and hand prints.

‘Longère’ alludes to memory, dream, a sense of place and space, and to the passage of time. I thought about calling the piece ‘Dream House’ but this has other connotations that are not so apt. So ‘Longère’ or ‘Long House’ with its connotations of time and longing (in punning English anyway!) perfectly sums up my feelings of nostalgia for both the place and that time in my life.

 

4 Comments

  1. Jane Duncan Rogers

    THat’s quite a piece! Very interesting and lovely to hear the meaning behind it

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    1. Julie Brunskill (Post author)

      Thank you Jane

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  2. roderickduncan

    How moving. It’s great that you have such good memories of our house in France. Looking forward to seeing .
    Much love Jean and Rod

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    1. Julie Brunskill (Post author)

      Thank you. See you soon.

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