A Mother Watches Her Child

This piece was created for an art show hosted by the Institute of Refuge in Art as part of Wellington’s Fringe Festival 2017, at Black Coffee in Newtown, that ran from 25th February to 3rd March. 50% of proceeds from it have gone towards helping settle refugees in New Zealand.

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The show’s premise involved taking a painting that had been donated to St Vinnie’s Op Shop in Wellington, and incorporating the original piece into a new work. I selected a large print of a landscape painting and painted over it heavily with acrylics.

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The original canvas print.

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The final piece (SOLD, 27/02).

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The two pieces in contrast.

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WIP: Digital sketches over a photograph of the original image, exploring balance and characters.

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Close-ups on various elements of the work.

 

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