JamieShovlin

发布日期:2020-04-12   作者:亚洲杯外围   已浏览: 62次

NaomiVJelish’slifestoryisoneofpathosandtragedy.Herstrangetaleisexplainedtovisitorsonlabels,innewspapercuttings,photographs,schoolreportsandthroughpersonalmementoes.Naomishowedgreataptitudeforartinthefaceofcompleteindifferencefromherfamilyandschool.Butin1991,afewmonthsafterherfatherdrowned,Naomi,then13,hermother,andherfoursiblingsmysteriouslywalkedoutofthefamilyhomeinGravesend,Kent,anddespiteextensivepoliceinquiries,noneofthemhasbeenseenorheardofagain.AcuttingfromtheKentMessengerdisclosesthatinSeptember1990Naomiwon"theprestigiousNorthKentStudentArtPrize".InAugustthefollowingyearthepaperreportedthatpolicewereconcernedbecausethefamilyhadvanished.Neighbourssaidthefamilyseemed"cursed".DavidJelish,theheadofthefamilyandaroadmenderwithKentcountycouncil,haddrownedwhilesavingoneofthechildren,anotherchildhadrecentlysurvivedelectrocutionandVanessa,thechildren’smother,wassufferingfromastress-relatedillnessfollowingthedeathofheryoungestsonin1989.AbookaccompanyingthedisplayattheSaatchiGallerygoesontosaythatNaomi’sprecociousdrawingswererecoveredfromtheabandonedhousesometimelaterbythelateJohnIvesmail,ascienceteacheratNaomi’sschoolwhohadbefriendedthefamily.Thoughbeguiledbyhersketches,hewaiteduntil1999toshowtheminasmallexhibitioninGravesend.Soonafter,hepassedNaomi’spicturestoafriend,ayoungartistcalledJamieShovlin,whocuratedanexhibitionofthedrawings,alongwithallJelishmemorabiliarecoveredfromtheirhouseandthenewspapercuttings.ThestoryofNaomiismoving,butitisahoax,theproductsoftheimaginationofShovlin,25,fromLeicester,agraduateoftheRoyalCollegeofArt,whospentthreeyearscreatingthefantasy.Heproducedthedrawings,thecuttings,theschoolreportsetalinorder,asheexplained,"totesttheboundariesofambiguity".NaomiVJelishandJohnIvesmailareanagramsofJamieShovlin.TextbyNigelReynolds