The Climacteric explores the menopause - a natural event that’s often emotionally and physically challenging. Using black and white as a metaphor for transition and adding colour to signify the kaleidoscope of chaotic and unpredictable emotions, I lead the viewer on a journey. We first enter the confusion of the unknown and on to senses of fear, loss or regret. I share my anger, exhaustion and frustration and confront the viewer with sudden and unexpected red images symbolizing the heat of a debilitating hot flush. The climacteric is my own personal journey but echoes the voices of other women.
Hazel Bingham • Sarah Gallear • Karen Gregory • Tanya Keane • Philip Sliney • Rob Townsend • Selina Wallace • Jane Weinmann • Veronica M Worrall •