“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 recent times, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his work has taken a new and positive direction. His 'Elemental Representions" use colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story line.

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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