2011 ST MICHAEL’S ARCHANGEL PRIZE
St Michael’s Archangel Prize & Exhibition (Finalist)
Theme: ‘place and space’
Artist: Janine Good
Title: Emotional Spaces, 2010
Medium: Oil pastel on paper 60 x 80 cm
‘On a remote and beautiful beach friends gathered to share the casting of their friends’ ashes at his favorite fishing spot. I was struck by the strange scene that followed the ceremony where individuals trying to find a personal space to deal with their grief, spread across the vast open space that simultaneously seemed comforting and alienating. Although this place offered the luxury of space to isolate oneself, it somehow felt wrong, possibly too vast for the emotional space needed, a dark corner seeming more appropriate than a beach that was more often symbolic of fun, relaxation, and carefree social engagement.'