“In Daddy’s Arms, All Is Safe” was inspired by a photograph I took while travelling in Cuba. The schools have just ended for the day, and children were playing and running around in the plaza. Amongst all the laughter of the children, I spotted this little girl being carried, and she looked like she had not a care in the world as “In Daddy’s Arms, All Is Safe.”
I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait of the father and daughter and for contrast in the background I used recycled milk, cereal, and pasta boxes along with my canvas packaging. The recycled materials were cut and arranged to form a pattern in an array of different colours with the milk boxes adding an extra bit of shine with the foil side visible.
Title: “In Daddy’s Arms, All Is Safe”
Dimensions: 600mm x 900mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint, milk, cereal, pasta boxes, and canvas packaging)