Mark Cross
Mark Cross - Contemporary Realist Artwork

CHILDREN AT REST

 
CHILDREN AT REST – 1986 – Oil on Board – 118 x 80 cm

CHILDREN AT REST – 1986 – Oil on Board – 118 x 80 cm

Private Collection, New Zealand

This is a composition created after seeing my neighbour’s and my own children playing on our front lawn on a summer’s day. Although placing the children in the form of a cross in a ubiquitous New Zealand pastoral landscape this painting was meant as a somewhat nihilistic construct.