Filling The Void

Unfold Me Please - Deborah Jaffe
Unfold Me, Please, 2007
Acrylic on paper, 30 x 42cm

In 2007/8 Deborah worked on an extensive written and visual narrative on serious illness, death and grief. This charts her own experience, as an only child, of the process of caring for an elderly, terminally ill parent and the subsequent death. This is both a harrowing and enriching account, in which the visual, in paintings and collages, take over when words are inadequate.

Disbelief - Deborah Jaffe
Disbelief, 2007
Acrylic on paper, 30 x 42cm
Raw - Deborah Jaffe
Raw, 2007
Acrylic on paper, 30 x 42cm
numb, Lost and Empty - Deborah Jaffe
Numb, Lost and Empty, 2007
Acrylic on paper, 60 x 84cm


Deborah Jaffé is an author; cultural and design historian; ceramicist and painter with special interests in the history of souvenirs and memory studies; women and innovation; childhood, play and toys.