Claire Weetman presents a collection of drawings of chairs that invite you to sit down, but that time to rest alone is just out of reach.
This collection of pencil drawings, created by Claire in 2023 and 2024, began by thinking about how time alone either physically or mentally is difficult to achieve as a parent. Chairs are perched precariously on branches or balanced on top of a tottering tower of bins that need emptying. The chairs are inviting, you’d quite enjoy that seat for yourself, but ultimately, all of these chairs and their offer of rest are unusable.
The drawings are exhibited in the Coffee Stop cafe, St Mary’s Market, St Helens. The works will be part of an online exhibition during March 2024.
St Mary’s Market is open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. There is step-free access to the market.