About the artwork:
This work depicts a young girl dressed in a fairy costume, ready for a party.The year is 1949.Painted on vintage wallpaper there is a frivolity and sense of joy in the image,the wallpaper has flowers on it, the young girl wears a crown & holds a gleaming star on a stick. All is well in the world & the future is full of promise.But is all as it seems?The image is ghostly with transparent layers & rough brush strokes. The ghoul-coloured limbs & features hide a secret.The girl in the image is deaf.
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58 x 123 cm
Acrylic on paper
About the artist:
I have lived in Nords Wharf, Lake Macquarie and also Mayfield .I have lived in Mayfield on and off for 39 years. The subject of my portrait lived in Nords Wharf, Lake Macquarie and later Newcastle.