The Deconstruction of Harriet


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Original painting SOLD, oil on canvas, 920 x 610mm, 2008

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  • Regular museum archival paper print - 550 x 365mm

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The story of The Deconstruction of Harriet

"The Deconstruction of Harriet" was awarded the Ngaire Stewart Award for the best painting in show at the 2010 ART Auckland Exhibition. Judge Tony Clarke described the surreal oil portrait as a mysterious piece that he "just kept coming back to again and again."

"The Deconstruction of Harriet" is a surreal portrait of Sofia's mother. Before the artist was born, her parents and two older sisters lived in the Philippines for two years and they had a pet monkey called Cocoa, pictured on the subject's shoulder. 

In this painting Sofia contemplates her mother's existence, her sacredness, her wounds, her inner beauty and her innocence. The artist felt some pain during the painting of this piece while emotionally disassembling the mask and diversity of aspects of who her mum has been in this life. This painting is infused with Sofia's love, confusion, loss and wonder. It is a very powerful and personal piece for the artist.

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SKU: 177 TAG: Regular archival paper

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