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Reality is a narrow little house
She’s meant to be much more white, but i’ve spent the morning painting and scraping it back and still can’t quite get there. And now she’s turned a little pretty on me. Which is not really the spirit of things.
She is based on a photo of an Annie Fisher, “a Dickensian looking, glassy eyed, melancholy and perhaps not quite sane old woman … Yet research into the image revealed she was only 41 years old when the mug shot was taken in 1919 at Long Bay Female Reformatory, after she was arrested for stealing.” From sourceURL: http://scan.net.au/scan/journal/display.php?journal_id=65
Anyway happy australian/invasion/survival day - to all of you … It’s now beer o’clock and i’m off to the bermuda triangle of Newtown.
oil on canvas - I think it’s about an A2 size .. roughly.