Medium: Inks and Acrylics on Canvas
Status: Original Artwork
Dimensions (cm): 122 by 122
Micheline created this piece specifically for Little Sprouts.
The timing of being asked to participate couldn't have been better for Micheline as she was going through the motions of preparing for her own empty nest.
Part of her transition process has been reminiscing what it has felt like to be a mum and a parent.
This painting gave Micheline an opportunity to let loose and put onto canvas the emotions, the sensation, of being a first time mum.
She made the baby larger than life as at the time of her first birth, her senses were overtaken by the beauty.
The chubby legs, the tiny feet, the love, the sudden realisation that Micheline was animal and that there was indeed more to life than the shallow consumerism we'd been sold but that we were in fact part of a larger picture and one that intricately linked us to our universe.
In this work Micheline instinctively put the baby at the center of both man and woman as well. Micheline was fortunate enough to have a supportive partner and together they shared this experience to raise our children. The work also has some hidden symbolism that can be analysed with time.
About The Artist
Micheline Robinson is a professional contemporary painter with a biophilic penchant.
Despite trying to push the boundaries of the painted image, she is still a traditionalist at heart and refuses to merge the digital with the brushstroke, opting instead for giving the illusion of a digitally reproduced image.
Seen up close, some of her works are so meticulously painted, one can barely see evidence of the brush. She works in series: every collection is like a new book, individual paintings in the series are like chapters.
Micheline has exhibited in 12 countries over the last 20 years and is an active humanitarian artist.
Since her arrival here in NZ 5 years ago, she has been published in several newspapers and magazines and interviewed on Radio NZ's Standing Room Only.
Micheline went to De-La-Salle (a specialty arts school in Ottawa) and graduated with honours before studying at Concordia University in Film Animation in Montreal, and Ottawa U in Fine Arts. She has her work in private and corporate collections worldwide.
You can view her work on Facebook / Twitter or Instagram: @artymicheline