September 7, 2019

The quieter you become, the more you can hear ….?

Laura Walker, 55

Our toys may be quiet… but are they listening and watching attentively..? Sooty has been part of my life for over 50 years, it is a comfort to me that Sooty has been non-judgemental and loves unconditionally in a world that is not so accepting.
I have a compulsion to wrap toys in clingfilm. The cycle of making casts of the toys (63 to date) has a ritualistic feel ….a birthing when they are released and free to breath again …the toy wrapping has become a way of coping with challenges in my life, a feeling of being in control temporarily – in circumstances that are out of my control. When the toy is removed , the resulting “ghost” shells are vessels, their skin like shapes full of memories …