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A display of Separation Anxiety
Michael Evans
Michael admires some of his artwork in the exhibition Separation Anxiety.

Michael Evans, senior lecturer at the University of Northampton displays his artwork Separation Anxiety.

The exhibition consists of 12 paintings and a computerised composition of all the artworks layered on top of each other.

"I scanned the paintings into a computer and using new software I digitally dragged the images together to form one big picture," he said.

Michael is really proud of his work which has taken 5 years to create.

The term Separation Anxiety, which forms the title of this exhibition, is commonly used to refer to the state of anxiousness an infant feels when separated from its mother.

"I used this as a working title influenced by the birth of my two daughters, but the idea stuck with me and began to take on other levels of meaning," he said.

The Paintings

The paintings are grey, black, and white and could be described as X-ray like.

Some of the images are joined together whilst others show a more defined space between the forms on the canvas, hence the title Separation Anxiety.

"When people look at the paintings I want them to have an open mind, I don't mind how people interpret them but stay open. I hope it brings them some joy and understanding," he said.

The paintings form one of the core elements of Michael's PhD.

The paintings were on display at the University of Northampton's Avenue campus, from the 8th February to the 5th March 2010.

For more information on the exhibition call: 01604 735500

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