Rob Ryan

‘Our Story’


Hand-cut paper


‘My darling I have never done anything brave in my life. But one day 17 years ago in Birmingham City Art Gallery I leant over and kissed a beautiful. I loved this girl so much, her smile was so sweet & kind and she was so different from any girl I’d ever met before.

Yet she seemed so much like me… That is to say… alone. And we werre sitting on a bench in a room full of beautiful paintings and I thought now is the time. I am shaking a little bit and it seems to have gone very quiet and I leant over & kissed her on the lips and to my surprise she kissed me back and my heart soared up and up higher and higher and higher upwards into the sky where it exploded like a giant firework. That was your mother.’


49.2cm x 36.5cm

Date: 2008