Max Gimblett in New York City visited us and was really taken by Barbara’s unabashed use of skulls (and babies) in her 1980s work. He too uses skulls and like us sees this artifact as a positive and multi-layered symbol . . . Max also requested I send him a shot of the pearl sandwich skull pin Barbara made for me.
For the record, Max had a Mammoth Survey here at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2002, curated by Anne Kirker (with John Yau) entitled ‘The language of Drawing’ where he donated over 90 works to Queensland. The informative catalogue is reduced for the internet and is for sale for A$10.00 at the Gallery Store.