Fresh From The Market

Fresh From The Market was inspired by a photograph I took while walking, the streets of Old Havana. After spending a few days in Havana and experiencing how difficult it is to find different produce daily, I had so much appreciation for all the work that goes into preparing a meal, and I wanted to capture that in my art.

I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used recycled candy wrappers in different colours. The shapes in the background represent that of the leaves of the lettuce.

Title: “Fresh From The Market”

Dimensions: 600 x 400mm

Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic Paint, Softi Candy Wrappers)

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Blue Eyed Boy

Blue Eyed Boy was inspired by a photograph I took while enjoying lunch at a restaurant in Old Havana. There were a few children in the plaza playing and running around after school. Through all the laughter there was a little boy that caught my eye. He seemed to be very deep in thought, and I wanted to capture that in my art.

I used acrylic paint with a monochrome colour scheme for the portrait and for contrast in the background I used a variety of different recycled materials to represent a cloud. The blue and white are the shades for the clouds, and represent the boy with his head in those clouds.

Title: “Blue Eyed Boy”

Dimensions: 500mm x 700mm

Medium: Mixed Medium (Acrylic paint, Wedding invitation, Milk and cereal boxes, water bottle wrappers )

Blue Eyed Boy was exhibited at The Art of Recycling, TechStars Startup Weekend 2017, Art Meets Coffee – WILD Coffee Bar

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The Art of Recycling, an Art Exhibition by Mariska Nell in collaboration with Patagonia hosted by ZSI

The Art of Recycling

14-19 October 2017

An Art Exhibition by Mariska Nell in collaboration with Patagonia hosted by ZSI

The artwork exhibited by Mariska included Beauty and the BeanBlue Eyed BoyCoffee Addiction LampDesert Rose,  Family Will Always Fit In Any Heart PuzzleGreen with EnvyI’ll always have someone watching over meIt’s All About The JourneyMarching OnMy Little CupcakeThe Woman Behind The HatTwinkle, Twinkle Little StarWhat Else DannyWhat Else George, What Else Penelope and Young Love.

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