Sally Fitts - 'Fox'

Wednesday 25 April - Sunday 20 May 2018

“We shared a moment
The fox and I

This is how it was

She looked up and knew me
We made a deal:

You draw me and I’ll teach you

How to be silent, to step lightly
How the earth smells
The taste of blood
The scent of a chicken
Soft skin of a lamb
What it means to be small and hungry

What is carried on the wind
What is danger, what is not

How to wear a fur coat
As if it belongs

These fox paintings and drawings were created as a pleasant diversion from serious endeavour! But, as is the way of art, each one became a puzzle to be solved. I have enjoyed working with layers and colour and collage, making images that are both real and unreal.”
Sally Fitts, April 2018