EEarlier Works

The Vote

The Vote

Acrylic on canvas 122 x 160 cm 2000 (see narrative no.1 below)

Waiting

Waiting

Acrylic on canvas 122 x 160 cm 2000 (see narrative no.1 below)

Assyrian Warrior

Assyrian Warrior

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 50 cm 2000

Deer (green)

Deer (green)

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 50 cm 2000

Calligraphy Abstract (pink)

Calligraphy Abstract (pink)

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 50 cm 2003

Calligraphy Abstract (yellow)

Calligraphy Abstract (yellow)

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 50 cm 2003

Calligraphy Abstract (red)

Calligraphy Abstract (red)

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 50 cm 2003

Calligraphy Abstract (pink + greens) 2002

Calligraphy Abstract (pink + greens) 2002

Acrylic on canvas 89 x 117 cm 2002

Going for Firewood

Going for Firewood

Oil on canvas 150 x 50 2002 (NFS) (See narrative no.2)

Veils

Veils

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 50 cm 2000

Tiger

Tiger

Acrylic on canvas 50 x 150 cm 1998

Two Tigers

Two Tigers

Acrylic on canvas 50 x 150 cm 1998

The Disappeared

The Disappeared

Acrylic on canvas 102 x 102 cm 1998 (see narrative no. 3 below)

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Acrylic on canvas 50 x 75 cm 1998

Four Bowls against curtain

Four Bowls against curtain

Acrylic on canvas 150 x 50 cm 1998

Bowls on green

Bowls on green

Acrylic on canvas 30 x 125 cm 1998

Dahlias

Dahlias

Acrylic on canvas 65 x 75 cm 1988 (sold)

Mango

Mango

Oil on Canvas 92 x 61 cm 1985 (NFS)

No. 1: The Vote and Waiting:  We, in the democratic West, are easily prone to take for granted our right to vote and indeed many people cannot be bothered to do so. It is easy to forget that for many people it is a recently acquired privilege and indeed is yet to be the right of many others.

No. 2:  Going for Firewood:  Women in many parts of Africa not only have to forage for firewood as part of their basic survival but risk violent attacks from soldiers or rogue gangs in the process.   

No. 3:  The Disappeared:  In 1998 a group of Chilean nationals hammered crosses into the grass in front of the Houses of Parliament, each one representing someone who had 'disappeared' during the repressive years of the Pinochet regime. I found a moving newspaper image of one of the women participating in this quiet act of grievance and demonstration. I asked my daughter to model the same pose and was shocked by the emotion that this evoked in me.  I was not prepared for such a simple act to engender such empathy. 

 

Dara Park - Fine Art Painter

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