In the contemporary period we expect longevity – shorter lives may be glamorised but are also regretted as a failure to survive. This quiet conversation between my work and Will’s is a dialogue between mother and son – the drawings are the fragments of a longer and a shorter life, selected to reveal crossing points and shared aesthetics. Haptic making, scavenged, found and hoarded materials, repetition, seriality, patterning, colour, text, and the daily occupation of the sketchbook and the studio are recordings of our mutual daily rituals, of how we have ‘spent’ our time.

Will Jones

Bella Kerr & Will Jones
Life expectancy (2022/2019)
mixed media on paper