Paintings > Because I Can't Hug You

In my youth I would cling to my stuffed rabbit when I longed for my mother. Trapped in isolation due to a global pandemic and unable to have physical contact with friends or family, I am reminded of that first feeling of loss. 'Because I Can't Hug You' is a series of small works that act as my comfort objects, easing my sense of helplessness and loneliness while separated from those I love.

Marla Mallard
Acrylic and collage on panel
18cm x 12.5cm
2020
Papa Bear
Acrylic and collage on canvas
18cm x 12.5cm
2020
Cocky Sean
Acrylic and collage on panel
18cm x 12.5cm
2020
Ollie Frog
Acrylic and collage on panel
18cm x 12.5cm
2020
Squish
Acrylic and collage on panel
12.5cm x 18cm
2020
Curious Kevin
Acrylic and collage on canvas
18cm x 12.5cm
2020
Mumsy Rabbit
Acrylic and collage on canvas
18cm x 12.5cm
2020
Daniel Tiger
Acrylic on panel
12.5cm x 18cm
2020
Burt the Bull
Acrylic and collage on panel
18cm x 12.5cm
2020
Debbie Bear
Acrylic and collage on panel
18cm x 12.5cm
2020