Long Ash Tower


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Limited edition of 75 signed fine-art prints available on museum archival card. 550mm high x 550mm wide. Unframed prints shipped FREE in NZ, $49 internationally.

Original oil painting on canvas for sale, 1400 x 1400mm, 2010
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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.

Sofia Minson Paintings | New Zealand Artwork

SKU: 100 TAG: Regular archival paper

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