A kiwi New Zealand bird in a deep sea diving suit with a big heart

2022

35cm x 35cm (approx 14β€³ x 14β€³)

Acrylic, gouache, watercolour and pastel on Arches 300gsm paper

“When you are distracted by an immediate problem, you don’t realise you are sinking further.”

A kiwi in a deep sea diving suit, sinking down with a heavy heart. The big metal weights strapped to the fronts of deep sea diving suits often look heart-like, so while sketching out this piece the weight turned into one.

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