I wanted to do something a little different this year for the auction so decided to do a portrait of a young girl used to come to the art classes she loved to draw and would tell me stories about her family and how the Kurds to the mountains to hide from the Isis genocide. Like many Kurdish people she was strong and positive but worried about her family and their future.
I’m in awe of these people and how they stay positive in such circumstances. The painting and title ‘Dream Bubble’ pays homage to the young people’s strength and positivity and on the other hand shows uncertainty of their environment, the restrictions imposed on them and that it could literally pop at any time.
Auction is on the 24th of May here