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The Missing Button by Liz Stute

The missing button

Liz Stute

A portrait of
Liz Stute
Medium
Oil on canvas

Dimensions

61 x 76 cm
Representation
The artist represents themselves
Category
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
About the artwork

Liz Stute says that the title of her self-portrait, “is a metaphor for all that is missing no matter how small in our everyday lives.” Imprinted over Liz’s eyes is the view of the skyline from her window, her only view in lockdown as she tries to fit in to this way of life. She chose to paint a self portrait to channel how she is feeling in this current climate, saying “there are days of the sameness and things I miss and the need to adjust as best as I can. I chose to invite the viewer into a part of my enclosure.”

About the sitter

This piece is a self portrait.

About the artist

Liz Stute is a portrait artist looking for a unique perspective to convey a deeper meaning than the visual. She has been painting for 2 decades and been fortunate to have been a finalist in many prominent national awards, most recently in this years Percival Prize and Portia Geach Award.

“Imprinted over Liz's eyes is the view of the skyline from her window, her only view in lockdown as she tries to fit in to this way of life.”