Framed with original raw paper edge slightly raised from the matt behind in an off white solid timber frame with slight wood grain texture.
Framed size: 96 x 78 cm
Artwork size: 75 x 55 cm
'You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from and how you can still come out of it.'
Inspired by a long period of illness where things felt so far from the norm there were many thoughts of despair and defeat. From this (and a lot of rest) eventually came full health and a return to the enjoyment of painting and finding quiet from within. This work also has an element of reflective movement within the clouds and the fast flowing river below the mountains. This gentle movement is indicative of the nature of accepting and experiencing lows that are quite often followed by highs. I am intrigued at the mystery of how life works like this.
Signed by Sophie Melville and dated with the year 2016.
Only available within NZ due to the delicacy of shipping framed glass internationally.
Price listed is in NZD.