The Gift (2021) - Inspired by a term in nature called the “Nuptial Gift”; in the animal kingdom when a male wants to mate with a female he brings a gift, usually food, to show his worthiness to his future partner. I believe this is something we do in relationships , a gift or an act of kindness shows you are highly valued in the relationship. The Tui is giving the gift of a Monarch butterfly to the Fantail, the yellow flowers to represent friendship. I often include a vessel in my paintings, and in The Gift the painted vase is in fact a gift from my husband’s family that we truly love.
Media: Fine Art Print Signed by Angie Dennis, 100% archival cotton paper, UV Fast
Frame Size: A3 (435 x 530mm)
Angie Dennis, Auckland
We have watched Angie grow in confidence and skill over the passed decade, she is a treasured part of the Creative & Brave family of artists. Angie is an artist who explores her thoughts directly onto canvas, discussions at home or with friends are transformed into symbols and characters which then play out narratives in her compositions. We like to think of Angie’s works as visual productions, each component be it a rose or a highly detailed vessel is part of a greater story for us to explore. Even the labored hand painted brocade sets the tone of the picture which is that every inch is considered and deliberate.