About this artwork
Winner of a Best Contemporary Award, this painting in one in my migration series. 'The Crossing' is both a self-portrait and an interpretation of a child’s journey from her country of birth to her new homeland and adulthood. The expression on the young girl's face is deliberately enigmatic. Is she looking back to see her grandparents who have been left behind? Or is she enthralled by new vistas? The painting is on professionally stretched Italian linen with sturdy stretcher boards. The edges are painted.