In a few weeks, I will be holding an art exhibition featuring selected images from my upcoming novel, Middle Distance. It’s been a long, hard road to get this far, and an occasion for me to turn a period of intense pain into an artistic vision… It’s all that I can do, and to hopefully help others with my observations – shedding a little light in the darkness and to make an offering of empathy.
The journey began four years ago when my husband arrived home from work and had a massive heart attack. He died for a short time, but I resuscitated him with the help of my children. Perhaps the story ended there, where it began? It was the best outcome possible. But the children’s golden childhood’s ended there, and I became immersed in a dark place; a place of trauma – of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Throughout that time I wrote and took photographs as a distraction, and as the compulsion that I feel as a creative person.
From the back cover:
At some point in our lives, many of us will experience and live through a terrifying event – the way that we deal with it depends entirely upon the individual.
We follow one woman’s voyage into the middle distance. After a traumatic accident, the mystical world spills over into the present and unravels in a dreamlike sequence of events. “The Middle Distance” the mysterious and horrific space between the beginning and the end, where the mind is a tangled web of fear and delusion. A journey towards the light is the only way forward, a mystical place where the ancient tradition of yoga acts as the golden key.
Watch this space!