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Innocence explores childhood memories by the use of objects, i.e. toys, dolls, books as symbols of play and the imagination; familiar terrain of a child’s mind. In the process of exploring these ideas the poetry of Willam Blake became integral to the unfolding of a subsequent series of books, The Book of Innocence and The Book of Experience, inspired by his Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience.


In My Father’s Garden (front view, detail),


oil, color pencil, pencil on paper.

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