Just wanted to post this very fine painting. It sits well with my “maternal feminist” point of view.
Barton won the Archibald prize for it in 2008.
I loved that at the prize ceremony she had her two kids with her … her son had one eye bung with conjunctivitis … blurrgh.
She said of the portrait: “this painting celebrates the love I have for my two children and how my relationship with them has radically informed and indeed transformed my understanding of who I am”.
Oh and she won another Archibald last year with “Hugo”.
Check out her amazing, detailed, decorative, at times disturbing, organic images.