Although the artist’s work is largely illustrative it was useful to look at her wood engravings and also how she has approached the subject. Some prints I found particularly moving like “Old School Reunion” which showed images of classmates drawn from photos with crosses over the ones who have since passed away.
Also in the print: “A piece is missing” which detailed an image of a woman with a jigsaw piece removed where the brain is located -referencing the effects of dementia/ Alzymers.
She also focussed on the brighter side of ageing in her biker and “Glad to Be Grey” series which were much more light-hearted and showed the artist’s sense of humour.
I did come away thinking I would like to try the technique but after investigating the cost of the fine tools and boxwood needed I thought against it.