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Emergence

Soft pastel on paper

2017 - 2018

95 x 65cm

“It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop” - Confucius

Emergence is a self portrait representing the pursuit of dreams, rising up to the challenge; persistently and courageously moving upwards in the direction of one’s aspirations. To break through the self imposed limitations that keeps the reality of those dreams looking like a hazy illusion.

It was not the first large scale drawing I started; it was the first I finished. In the spirit of Confucius, with more than three hundred hours of work, over the course of a year, it was one of my greatest lessons in persistence. There were frustrations, there was doubt, then there was the commitment I made to myself. The commitment I made to pursuing my dreams and the hard work it takes to see them through.

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In a private collection in New Zealand.