About Eileen Allen
Eileen Allan makes rubbings from trees near her home in south Wales, which she then tears, reassembles and combines with crayon and watercolour to create richly textured surfaces. The medium is important in that, to a certain extent, she lets it dictate the forms in her work.
Tree rubbings, watercolour, oil crayon and collaged tissue on paper, 82 x 61 cms
Donated by the artist 1996
Uprooted was inspired by a photograph from a newspaper showing Bosnian women as victims of ethnic cleansing; however, it could also relate to other groups of people fleeing in terror.