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Hana by Alma Sarac

Hana

Alma Sarac

Sitter

Hana Sarac

Medium

Acrylic on Canvas

Dimensions

101 x 152 cm

Representation

19 Karen Contemporary Artspace

Category

Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists

About the artwork and sitter

This quirky, captivating artwork is a portrait of the artists daughter, Hana. It captures with confidence the many small details a mother understands about her child at a particular point in time; her shoes don’t match, her glasses are askew and she’s chosen her own clothes.

“It is part of an intimate series of paintings I’ve done of her, inspired by her strong, expressive and fiercely independent character.”

About the artist

Besides Brisbane, Alma Sarac has lived in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe where she had solo and group exhibitions, and has been selected as a finalist in a number of competitions. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo, with the equivalent of Honours degree in 1991. Alma loves to use combination of modern and classical painting techniques to create a visual diary of the world around her.

“The portrait captures with confidence the many small details a mother understands about her child at a particular point in time; her shoes don't match, her glasses are askew and she's chosen her own clothes.”