Acrylic on 300gsm cold press paper, 750mm x 1100mm
It so easy to turn away from suffering and situations that challenge our views or niggle us to need to change. But sticking our heads in the sand, turning away or pretending it’s not happening certainly won’t make the problem go away.
LEFSON: ''The pig’s initial strokes were in black. I noticed what looked to be the face of an ostrich. There were even two perfectly positioned splatters of paint for the eyes and a small proportionate stroke for the beak! I turned the painting into a portrait position and selected bright colours to create a bodily form. The painting was originally sold as ‘Peacock’ but was renamed Ostrich for the message to represent the symbol of bias and convenience.'