ANYWAY

While I am drafting a blog about the adverb ‘anyway’ and its specific, repetitive and pregnant use in my consulting room, John is sifting through his archives to find a new series of portraits for me to upload. In contrast to the poignant examples that ‘anyway’ recurs in those conversation, I am not fond of adverbs. I try to delete them from my drafts – which are peppered with the despised category of word – wherever I can.

But, any way that you view Paula Rego’s work she must be counted among the most profound artists of the millennium. Her series of paintings on depression and abortion, (not featured here) demand – unlike these preparations for her ‘Ostrich’ series – her viewers do not also bury their heads in the shifting sands of denial…

Taken in her studio in Camden Town 1997
Taken in her studio in Camden Town 197
Taken in her studio in Camden Town 1997 Copyright John Haynes

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