This artwork is inspired by a black and white photograph of my Italian aunt Adelina. She was leaning against some railings on a hot beach and enjoying that sensation we all can relate to – of sun gently warming skin. I had recently been admiring the shapes of poppy seed pods and thought they would make rather beautiful, if surreal, lamps that could light the boardwalk at the day’s end. They spoke to me about the blousy beauty of youth - and the fragility of wonderful life.
Pencil on paper. Mounted.
Size of image: A2 – 59.4 x 42cm (23.38 x 16.5 inches).
Size of mount: 70 x 50 x 0.5cm (27.5 x 19.68 x 0.19 inches).
A Certificate of Authenticity will be provided with this artwork.