Description : Based on my personal experiences in a horrid marriage breakup, Family: Final Hour is a commentary on the all too common state of modern society's family unit.
At the centre, the four skinks represent the family unit (presented on the cross-section of a tree), fractured and breaking apart. Surrounding the family is the tree's life-giving inner-bark, gradually being poisoned by six snakes, attacking love, compassion, empathy, fidelity, loyalty and forgiveness. Commenting on the urgency with which this social problem must be addressed are the 23 gum leaves, each representing an hour in a day and signifying that we are in our final hour. The surrounding water represents the fact that we must address the problem ourselves rather than expect a solution from others.
As in all things, though, there is hope and redemption. In this painting, they are represented by the skinks and their ability to regrow a lost tail, and the gum flowers, which show that beauty exists everywhere, provided we open our eyes and hearts.
NRN # : 000-38778-0134-01
DIMENSIONS : (Height - 60.00 cm X Width - 60.00 cm )