‘Humankind cannot bear much reality …’T.S.Eliot
Rozanne’s work appears to lie within two distinct categories; that of the ornate, and that of the obscure. The boundaries are now perhaps less defined, although the underlying feeling and thinking are strongly related.
Rozanne continues to deal with themes of the isolation and the state of the individual due to sickness, war and increasing misuse of Power.
The smaller pieces that have reference to Death are often the most decorative and use significant symbolism and allegory reflecting the darker mysteries including those of early Catholic Spain.
Rozanne Hawksley (nee Pibworth) born 1931 in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UKEducation:
- 1947-1951 – Southern College of Art, Portsmouth Centre
- 1951-1954 – Royal College of Art, School of Fashion
- Part-time tutor Fashion and Textiles – Guildford, Brighton and Portsmouth Colleges of Art
- Designer Maker – freelance
- Journalist and Illustrator – Century Press Ltd.
- Designer and tutor – American Centre of Needlework, Washington DC, USA
- Senior Lecturer of Art – Battersea College of Education (University of South Bank and Roehampton), London
- Part-time Tutor in Textiles – Goldsmiths, University of London
- Visiting Tutor – The Slade and Royal College, London
- Examiner – Royal College and Goldsmiths, London
In 1987, Rozanne and her family moved to West Wales.
Today, Rozanne lives and works in Pembrokeshire, Wales