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Long Ash Tower

$680.00 - $13,000.00 From $680.00

Original oil painting on canvas, 1400 x 1400mm, 2010

Limited edition print available - scroll down and click 'add to cart'

The scene of this painting came to Sofia upon waking one morning. The cigarette with its long ash and Lord of the Rings type tower stands tall in a deserted flat landscape. The flakes of ash and the base of the cigarette house finely detailed pieces of Gothic architecture. Is this what we are building for ourselves? Sofia has always had an interest in architecture as well as in fantasy/science fiction movies and books. The message of this artwork is debatable and the question "is this what we are building for oursleves?" could take you on a long journey of ideas. Regarding the cigarette, it has to be said that Sofia has herself enjoyed the occasional smoke although she knows of the potential fatal consequences. She also fondly remembers making 'long ashes' with her friends when they first experimented with smoking. There is no intentional moral or ethical judgment being passed by the artist on the smoking habit. Particularly with this work, hearing other people's reactions to the painting has been a very interesting part of the process for Sofia.

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 75 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm. Image size is 550mm high x 550mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white border.  Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else (prices are NZD).  Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.

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