Liverpool artwork of the day – Friday June 1 2007. ‘More Than Words’ by Susan Clayton. Liverpool John Moores Fine Art Degree Show, 2a Myrtle St until June 15.
One of a pair of large pictures of her two sons by Sue Clayton. From a distance they look like normal drawings, close up they look like they’ve been printed onto the canvas but they have actually been drawn directly onto the canvas with a pen and the pictures are made from words.
The text is about her children, memories, reflections on being a parent and her own childhood. You couldn’t actually stand there and read it like a book, it just looks like lots of words, a neat idea beautifully executed and quite moving too.
Lots of very good works in the JMU degree show, filled up my camera memory card again. Report to follow.