Elizabeth Forrest

Elizabeth Forrest, artwork made during lockdown, called 'I think of you often'

I have used lockdown to explore the area surrounding my house. Someone who I haven’t had contact with since leaving Wales ten years ago had texted to ask how I was, adding ‘I think of you often’. This phrase confronted me with glimpses of the past. Later I took a walk across an ageing railway bridge. The rusting metal bridge panels with their faintly incised graffiti made me think again of the texted phrase. The flaking paintwork spoke of time peeled back to reveal old memories. I felt that I had the beginnings of a new piece of work.

I Think of You Often
Handmade paper using recycled papers, acrylic and gouache paint

You can find out more about Elizabeth’s work on her website.