| Rozanne Hawksley
|| "Mission Accomplished"
Much of what Rozanne Hawksley has to say through her work as an artist concerns death, the fleeting nature of youth, the frailty and pain of life, and the suffering of war.
Her work powerfully explores all aspects of the human condition, but there is a particular focus on the nature and meaning of warfare, alongside commemoration and memorialization. This is achieved by summoning up the traumatic impact of military conflict by a thorough consideration of its affects on combatants, family, friends, and ultimately the nation itself.
The pieces are carefully crafted, baroque, theatrical and beautifully made. The subject matter is challenging and provocative, communicating intense feelings and emotions, such as pain and anguish, that so often have no voice of their own.
In this way her artwork has developed a complex language of truth all its own.
"… And the fire and the rose are one."
T. S. Eliot
| Detail from "Full Fathom Five" - Royal Museums Greenwich