Beginning & End by Elizabeth Hefty-Khoury
Elizabeth Hefty-Khoury is a London born writer and artist, and co-owner of Bloom Gallery in Valencia, Spain. Her work is a symbolic interpretation of the body. Issues such as grief, mental illness, violence, and inequality inform her use of the corporeal as a representation of the emotional being. As well as an MFA in Painting, Elizabeth holds a MA in Celtic Studies, and her interest in comparative mythology forms an important part of her research methodology. She believes that a painting holds multiple narratives, interpretable through different viewpoints and experience. Her figures are deliberately fragmented and abstracted, faceless and often with gender ambiguous.
The prescience of grief and the anticipation of loss can be a terrible thing to bear. The knowing, yet not knowing. Death hanging over you like a cloud, sometimes clearing, but always there. Always present.
Beginning and End is a narrative in trying to form an understanding of my husband’s impending death. It is an illustration of the process of struggling to reconcile with coming loneliness, grief and loss.