What if ‘Mary’ had access to social media? What if her time was perforated with notifications: baby rearing advice, celebrity gossip, politics, climate emergency, tailored ads? If you saw her on the tube, would she look numb? Would she become numb? Have we become numb?
This artwork is my take on the iconic portraits of The Virgin Mary, which you can usually find in churches. As a child, growing up in the culture of Catholic Poland, I was always fascinated by the portraits of the saints where real gold has been incorporated into the paintings.
This artwork is customised with 24 carat gold, where the gold has been applied to the halo, the stars and the edging of the robe on the portrait.
‘Mary’ Limited edition, Fine Art prints are available in standard A4 & A3 sizes which are easy to frame, with frames widely available in high street stores and online.
Original artwork size and technique: acrylic paint, dry pastel and 24 carat gold on A2 size black, woven-like textured paper.
Art prints are lovingly packed by the artist, dispatched within 3-6 working days and sent by the tracked delivery service.