Jan Nigro interview

By Sally Blundell In Art

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8th October, 2011
Wild flowers, hand-picked, adorning the bodies of the cloistered lovers are a gentle thread in DH Lawrence’s once scandalous story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with the gamekeeper. “In using flowers, it is hard not to be senti­mental,” says artist Jan Nigro. “They’re a good way to soften the story and there is quite a lot of tenderness between [the lovers]. I read a small piece where she places forget-me-nots on his red pubic hair and I thought, ‘What a gorgeous combination!’ Attitudes towards their love affair have changed – it’s absolutely acceptable today – but I ...

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