IN THE SPRING OF 2016, when our daughter Matilda came home from school to study for her HSC, I stayed home and began a new series of still lifes. The idea was to create an atmosphere of industry and also to keep her company. I’d sit down in the lightwell of our terrace house painting cut pumpkin while, upstairs, she’d be reading about Stalin’s purges and methods of resuscitation. We would meet up for lunch, sometimes eating the fruit or vegetable I’d just finished painting.
Tom Carment, 2017