Golden Child original artwork, a portrait of mental disability person and the social stigma. Figurative expressionism watercolour painting . This is the portrait of an adult man whom had the chance to be groomed, educated and whom developed a good sense of his abilities. The story is of this golden child who has developed survival mechanisms and learnt to use the system to his advantage. But the pain is "a fleur de peau" really just skin deep.
1-white pearl watercolour for the figure in the t-shirt
2-paper ground mix with white watercolour for the skin of the adult figure
3-gold leaves collage are native of Australia to sustain the idea of the golden child.
My involvement with Art From The Margins Gallery in Fortitude Valley Brisbane and me talking publicly about my dyslexia is new and it is because I came to realise how prejudiced we are all about mental health disabilities and here I am referring mainly the ones that are not visible.
Watercolour on Arches 300gsm cotton rag paper, unframed