Harriet Bright

Harriet Bright

Paint on paper Framed – 61cm Wide x 49cm High

Thah Htet Naing’s drawing combines the threat of terrifying and repeated attack on the innocent and defenceless with a timeless symbolic and mythical quality. The child is exposed to  attack by huge snakes from either side. The dove-like bird, with all it’s symbolic overtones of peace and freedom is about to be shot by another figure who also seems to be a child. The sky is dominated by a strange and turbulent blood-red sun.

I wanted to offer a way out. My painting shows the bow and arrow put aside. The bird flying on unharmed. The possibility of a new start.

Harriet Bright was born in the U.K. In 1973 and attended Falmouth College of Art, and Brighton College of art. Moving to New Zealand in 2005, she now lives and works in Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast. She has regular solo shows in NZ, and been part of numerous group exhibitions. In 2010 she won the Adam award for portraiture, and was a finalist in the NZ art show signature award. In 2012 she was a finalist in the Adam award for portraiture, and her work is one of those chosen to tour NZ for the next 8 months.  



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