The 2022 Victorian Salon des Refusés
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Cat#18 Joanne Morris
Charcoal & Mixed Media on Archival Pigment Print on Paper
100 cm w x 75 h
The ‘Afghan Girl’ piece is based upon a refugee girl named Sharbat Gula who became the subject of a photographic portrait by journalist Steve McCurry.
“I create with a method called ‘painting with charcoal’ using fine animal hair brushes I craft myself, plus charcoal powder. I can achieve a dramatic effect of contrasting light and shadow. I love using these ancient techniques to create realism, drama and depth in my works. This is a mixed media piece. The coloured eyes were created using inks, coloured pencils and charcoal.