Juicy Mangoes

18.00"W x 24.00"H x 0.8"D

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Ivette Hawthorne


Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: abstract, fauvism, fruit, mangoes, poster, vendors, women

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 18"W x 24"H x 0.75"D

Year Created: 2018

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This piece is meant to be a little more playful. It was inspired by vintage fruit crate posters and also the street vendors you find in much of Southern Africa. These men and women spend most of their day hawking their goods in extreme heat. This piece does not make light of their situation but rather celebrates their resiliency of spirit. It's remarkable that despite what we would consider backbreaking work, these vendors are friendly, happy and proud to be selling their goods.

“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different". - Coco Chanel I strive for originality in all of my art, be it painting or printmaking. Originally from South Africa, I find the culture still heavily influences my artistic decisions. The vibrant hues of a Kalahari sunset, the clear azure tint of a bushveld sky or the eclectic mix of materials, just as unique as the people who dwell there. I then lived in New York for ten years before finding myself settling in Austin, Texas. Surrounded by such vibrant and creative communities it's no surprise then that my work is constantly shifting and evolving. I've been really inspired by working in mixed media and enjoy the process of seeing my idea come to life. I hope you find your irreplaceable piece! Thank you for viewing my portfolio.

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