Vivienne Hollis

Hollis and Scrivener

Vivienne Hollis & Tony Scrivener present 'BLOODLINES', a series of exhibitions about their own personal experiences with death from a young age. The first one will begin with 'Bloodlines: 1970'. An inquest into the lives and histories of both sets of parents who were all alive at that time. Tony's parents had just met whilst Vivienne's parents were as yet unaware of each others existence.

Bloodlines is a flamboyant and expressive series of exhibitions, firstly documenting the earlier characters of their parents, synthesised with the world and culture around them.

Hollis and Scrivener website, Facebook and Twitter coming soon.

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour

- William Blake, from ‘Auguries of Innocence’

Imagination and emotions of nostalgia provide the basis of all my work and from a young age I have been compelled to work in intricate detail. The narrative behind each work often involves memory and reactions to life experience.

Each is a lengthy process of contemplation and concentration in a fragmented way with ideas and expression. This reveals itself through a multitude of concentric circles and networks, the circles can be likened to minute cells, with the nucleus of each cell telling a story, acting as microscopic representatives for the macroscopic events that shape each of us as individuals, and as a whole.

© 2012 - 2014 Vivienne Hollis