12 May 2017


‘In twenty late paintings Tirzah Garwood created an imaginary world peopled by toys, plants, animals and children, enthralling in its skilfully rendered detail, arresting in its juxtaposition of scales. The Springtime of Flight is one such work in which, from the perspective of small child or an animal close to the ground, a flying machine of the type that used to appear above her and Eric’s childhood homes is seen climbing into the air’ (the penultimate sentence of Andy Friend’s book).