touchstone (2006)

exhibited and sold, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery solo show 2010
private collection, Hampshire.

Hollington red sandstone,
Dean stone plinth

… later, as babies start to move around under their own steam, they manage their growing independence by checking back to the parent’s face for clues about how to behave… The attachment figure becomes the touchstone, the source of social learning.

Why Love Matters – How Affection Shapes A Baby’s Brain – Sue Gerhardt (2004)

Width: 30cm
Height: 70cm