Radiant Splendour - embossed print

Susan Haywood Smith

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Giclée & Embossed Print

Open Edition, Signed

215mm wide x 230mm high

From the artist 

"My artwork has incorporated strong historical themes such as a series based on the Treaty of Waitangi. This reflects my interest and previous studies undertaken in Social History. On a subconscious level, the subject matter of my artwork has also been a direct reflection of my own personal history. This derived from my experience of being a Pakeha raised in South Auckland. With no link to my Irish/English heritage to make reference to, I embraced the wonderfully rich cultures of the Maori and Pacific Islanders around me. This was reinforced by my family ties to the Te Arawa Iwi.

Today, I am still reconciling the two worlds of my British lineage alongside my experience of Maoridom, and have yet to determine the point of intersection at which I am placed. However, my art allows me to work through this dichotomy from which I hope to create powerful and moving artwork."


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