Long Ash Tower
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Original painting AVAILABLE, oil on canvas, 1400 x 1400mm, 2010. Contact us to enquire about the original.
Print sizes and editions
- Regular archival paper - 550 x 550mm (limited to 275)
- Large archival paper - Available on request (limited to 195)
- Extra large canvas - Available on request (limited to 175)
Your unique limited edition fine art print
- Sofia Minson creates your exclusive signed print
- We ship for $25 in NZ and $49 internationally
- Your artwork arrives rolled, ready to be framed - do you need help? Request framing guidance
The story of Long Ash Tower
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.
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