“My Little Cupcake” was inspired by a photo that I took at our family farm in South Africa. I baked cupcakes for the worker’s children. Through all the laughter this little girl had a sense of sadness about her. I wanted to capture this is my art
I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait. For the background, I wanted to use a very bright colour to brighten up the mood of the little girl, and something that seems to brighten up a lot of peoples mood is shopping. Thanks to my mother’s shopping trip to Ted Baker I received one of their large green and purple shopping bags. I wanted to create the effect of a kaleidoscope with the two different colours that are captured to represent movement and makes you wonder what shape will be taken next if we were to rotate the cells to change the kaleidoscope.
Title: “My Little Cupcake”
Dimensions: 1000mm x 1000mm
Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint, Ted Baker Shopping Bag)