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The Light Is Your Own 120cm x 50cm

mixed media on canvas - collage papers, canvas fabric, photograph transfers, acrylic paint, found objects from Sefton coastline, ink pen drawing

'The Light is Your Own' intends to reflect the distinctive and dramatic qualities viewed during the late autumn months; impressive and vivid skies with intensity of colour – streaks of deep crimson, tangerine and gold; marshes and dunes where the surging tides have left behind a brisk and raw terrain.



'The Light is Your Own' is the second of two pieces installed in the family visiting area of Hartley Hospital, created in response to the planned internal décor which was designed to reflect qualities that connect to the Sefton coastline. (related artwork - Porcelain Earth)


In conjunction with the production of the two artworks, Sharon also led a number of workshop activities over two months engaging with Sefton Young Carers from the area. During the workshops the children created paintings, developed ideas for printed t-shirt designs, and produced decorative boxes.

Words and phrases taken from poems produced by children from the Sefton Young Carers were combined to create the poetry incorporated in the artwork. a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It's easy.


I see the galloping raven horses

along the shore,

where sprites echo a sound like wind chimes.


The pull of water and warm sand beneath my feet.


Above clouds.


Will I ever see beyond this world that confines me?


To soar weightless,

Through the skies.


To leave behind,

To be free.