In a very personal commemoration of her mother's life, Janine Getty has created a vibrant synergy of neon and nature for her degree piece; 'Oxenfree' in 'Time Based Art & Digital Film' at Duncan of Jordanston College of Art.
"When my mother Catherine passed away in 2005 I spread her ashes inside and around a dominant, hundred year old oak tree in Loch Katrine. This tree self seeded atop a large rock and has grown to both smash through and wrap its roots around the boulder itself, holding everything together, a fact that reflects my mother by nature. This is the same spot she went to find peace when her own mother passed. Now, almost thirteen years later, I feel immense joy and celebration when surrounded by the life that has sprung from her remains under that tree. This is the story behind Oxenfree, an interactive exploration and celebration of the spirituality that a place may possess once a loved one passes and the abundance of life that is left in the wake of loss." Janine Getty