Acrylic on canvas painting.
106.6×106.6cm or 42″x42″.
This painting is rather mysterious.
My girls were very young then and we used to spend a lot of time at the playground whenever the day turned out nice. I also used to photograph them a lot more than they let me do now.
On one such day I was taking pictures of my kids playing on the swings and climbing frames, when this girl came along, smiled at me and posed for a photo. She was about 2 – the age when they most like being photographed – and she wanted to star for my pictures. I couldn’t refuse and took some photos of the child.
Later on, looking through the shots, I came upon an image I really liked. Something about the eyes – focused beyond the world around, focused on the unseen…
I placed the girl in an imaginary setting of a Summer forest, swinging, with an intense and dreamy look on her face. And that’s how this painting came to be.
I don’t know the girl’s name or where she lives and she doesn’t know she inspired a painting, yet here she is – now forever a dreamy child, swinging.