This bespoke piece was one of two pieces commissioned by a couple as ‘statement pieces’ to adorn the large white walls of their soon-to-be-completed architecturally designed home. The brief was “we want it to be a landscape from your mind.”
What fun, I thought—and the name derived from that and the other part of the brief, “We want it to be happy.”
Beautifully layered with sensuously sultry glazes of acrylic, Fun! Fun! Fun embodies the high-vibe energy of flow, optimism, happiness and joy that our souls ache for after the tumultuous, confining past years of Covid lockdowns. The painting was completed during one of the worst New Zealand summers on record, particularly wet and stormy days as driving rain pummeled the studio. In the ‘landscape of my mind’ I looked to rays of sunshine, bright rainbows stretching across the sky, brilliant shades of flowers. Each touch of colour brightens our day and hints of fresh promise. Colour brings with it an intrinsic, uplifting sense of hope and optimism—and yes, fun!
“Wow! It’s beautiful! Don’t change a thing!” the couple told me when they saw the first completed piece
We absolutely love the painting. Just so exciting to be part of the process. So great to work with you with lots of fun discussions too. Would highly recommend commissioning a piece of art by Cassandra as a way to depict a landscape from a mind in such a fun and beautiful way.