Romantic Notions


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medium: acrylic on canvas
size: 30cm x 30cm / 12" x 12"
created in: 2015

Exhibited as a feature piece in Waterborne, a month long solo show at Just Another Project Space in Prahran, Melbourne, Australia.

For this piece, I was inspired by the modern cultural conception of old timey pirates, with their romantic notions of escape, adventure, freedom and treasure. I wanted to show both sides of the coin, so she appears at first to be far from the reality of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, with her ornate eyepatch and golden hook, surrounded by flowers and jewels, embracing her femininity. But outside of that romantic bubble she is encircled by death and darkness, adrift with no land or vessel, and only the fond memory of companionship.

Painted on 100% cotton duck, high density weave, acid free 380gr double thick canvas stretched on a 38mm deep frame, offering a contemporary clean edge look with no further framing required. Faux gold foil on canvas edges creates a subtle glow effect when the painting is hung flat against a wall. D-hooks and hanging rope are installed on the back of the canvas for easy hanging. Signed with artists initials and year of creation on front. Sealed with archival quality varnish, allowing light cleaning with a damp cloth if needed.

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Image of Romantic Notions