The Long Climb - Front     The Long Climb - Left Side     The Long Climb - Back     The Long Climb - Right Side

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The music accompanying this video is selected from the composition “Distance”, written and performed by Sophia Exiner

Extract from  Pauline Derrick artist statement

Amazingly, growing up I had no knowledge or contact with polio and even in adulthood I was not aware of anyone who had had polio until relatively recently.

In my art work “The Long Climb” the leg has become an allegory of a tree of life up which a figure, despite the difficulty of callipers, climbs away from the play land that is childhood in order to reach the full fruits of adult life.