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by suzanne gibbs

Oil paint

h: 76 w: 62 d: 4 (cms).

Resilience I painted this self-portrait following my spinal fusion just 2 months prior. Confined to bed, I was inspired by the self portrait of Frida Kahlo, ‘Broken Column’. Weeks of rest gave me the opportunity to reflect, understand and empathise, with imposed physical restrictions, all be it temporarily. Forced to adapt, initially it was my pencil, before the canvas and my oil paints gave me the resilience needed to recover.


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