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Artist notes:
The chaos of summer is a painting about the season’s optimism and what this brings about. It combines both personal and universal symbols. Summers are filled with activities, celebration, expectations and the often ensuing chaos and mishaps.

Cocktail umbrellas, ice cream cones and snow globes are represent the frivolities of holidays, a radio and music a symbol of celebration. Penguins seemed fitting for this depiction as I find them very comical and expressive in their movements and shape.
This one is wearing a life jacket in the hopes of preventing summer accidents! As a child I wore the exact type symbolising my summer dam trips, sales in my parent’s little boat, swimming, mud fights and sunburn. These trips fill some of my fondest childhood memories. The fallen ice cream symbolises the disappointment of summer plans that often don’t fulfill our expectations.

As I grew older a pile of books took over from my childhood holiday expectations signifying my over optimistic approach, planing productive breaks that dissolved into slothful times of rest. Sketchbooks left shut, most of the books left unread and activities not coming to fruition.

Chaos Of Summer

Acrylic Painting by Grace Kotze
Materials used
acrylic painting on canvas
Size
W:90cm X H:90cm X D:4cm
Year
2023
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  • Artist Description
    • Artist Description

      Artist notes:
      The chaos of summer is a painting about the season’s optimism and what this brings about. It combines both personal and universal symbols. Summers are filled with activities, celebration, expectations and the often ensuing chaos and mishaps.

      Cocktail umbrellas, ice cream cones and snow globes are represent the frivolities of holidays, a radio and music a symbol of celebration. Penguins seemed fitting for this depiction as I find them very comical and expressive in their movements and shape.
      This one is wearing a life jacket in the hopes of preventing summer accidents! As a child I wore the exact type symbolising my summer dam trips, sales in my parent’s little boat, swimming, mud fights and sunburn. These trips fill some of my fondest childhood memories. The fallen ice cream symbolises the disappointment of summer plans that often don’t fulfill our expectations.

      As I grew older a pile of books took over from my childhood holiday expectations signifying my over optimistic approach, planing productive breaks that dissolved into slothful times of rest. Sketchbooks left shut, most of the books left unread and activities not coming to fruition.

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