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Acceptance AND HOPE

2018 Oil, Gold and Copper Leaf on Aluminium Composite Board 120x100cm

Kennedy Art Prize, Finalist
Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses, Finalist

The recognised five stages of grieving are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and finally acceptance and hope, whereby the amputee comes to terms with the loss and starts living again. 

The painting addressesthe intersection of absolute necessity with the societies seemingly obsessive covetousness for prestigious objects.