“Over the River”

“Over the River”- 60cm. x 72cm. Acrylic, charcoal,ink, on paper.

This painting was given the title “Over the River’, because it was influenced by the PD Warrior stepping exercise of that name.  I find it a helpful training aid for my walking ability.   Unfortunately, nothing is foolproof, and I suffered my first Parkinson’s related fall recently.  The falling figures within the painting are a direct referenceto my own first fall.  Documenting this way is helpful.  Although I shall not forget this tumble, the painting fixes it in time, adding  a chronological order to the event.

Author: David Carroll - Visual Artist

Born in 1947 in North Wales, David migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. He graduated from Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours). Davids artwork is inspired by memory; but rather than depict specific events, he reflects emotional situations, infused by present moments of recollection. In 2017 David was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, which has profoundly effected his artwork. He uses colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story.

2 thoughts on ““Over the River””

  1. I love this. The sense of things tumbling, I thought, and then I read your text. Here’s hoping this image is absorbing possible falls and keeping them away. And it’s just a beautiful picture in of itself.

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