Girls on Red Sand

Art. It’s a personal thing. For me, every artistic work is a window into the soul of the individual who creates it. Therein lies meaning both known and unknown; for interpretation is purely subjective. There is no right or wrong way of perceiving a creative work.

I have for some time desired a piece of artwork commissioned uniquely for me. Indulgent? Perhaps. But it just so happened I knew of a young, talented artist who could assist.

His name is Sean Thompson. He is a 20-something creative living in Sydney. His artwork is, in one word, sublime.

I sought the creation of a painting which juxtaposed elements of high-fashion with the desolation and harshness of trying to make it in such a cut-throat yet alluring industry.

Fashion is an industry primarily focused on aesthetics. It forces models to conceal and, in a sense, dehydrate their true selves to maintain the status quo; to become part of an army of automatons unleashed onto runways and the pages of fashion magazines.

This is the artwork I commissioned to represent this:

'Girls on Red Sand' (c)2014

To me, it is exact. It fulfilled my brief. It is perfect.

To admire more of Sean Thompson’s artwork or to inquire about the cost of commissioning a piece, visit: www.seanthompsonart.com

Left to Right:  Lovecat; Lovers Kiss; Girls with Hats (all by Sean Thompson)

Left to Right: Lovecat; Lovers Kiss; Girls with Hats (all by Sean Thompson)