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To Hold and Be Held


AUD $ 2,970

Acrylic on linen

H 94cm x W 94cm x D 5cm


Unframed, but ready to hang.

Says Jasmine Mansbridge of her work To Hold and Be Held: “The most basic of human needs is to hold and be held. The main structure in this painting is one form in two. It has both strength and softness. It is both ‘holding’ and being ‘held’.


“How I approach the process of painting is very much influenced by the ethos and tone of my time in the Northern Territory and the way that I saw the Indigenous artists work. Making art and family life are not usually separated one from the other, but instead paintings are done amongst the chaos of family and everyday life.


“I am also in awe of the time that goes into the details of the work, and it was by watching Indigenous artists that I began to understand that paintings often take a long time. I believe it is this time spent with the work that infuses it with the artist’s intentions. The work therefore has more than just a visual aspect to it, but also the creative heart of the artist. When I paint, I imagine that the warmth that comes from 1000 paintbrush strokes will travel always with my work, wherever it hangs.”


Signed, dated and titled on back




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