ARTWORK DETAILS

Paula Robertson Urangan State High School
Mystery Woman Painting
Oil painting on stretched canvas.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Women are excluded from society and have no right to make any comments back in Thai history. They didn't even have the right to speak for themselves. My painting represents a world that obscures and stifles justice for women but also shows a person who still has faith. She stares out at us seeking help and kindness.

ARTWORK PROCESS

I created the painting by working in layers with oil paints to build up values and textures. I found oil paint really hard to work with but it was a great experience to create a painting using this process.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Paula Robertson

My sister and I are mixed race and I have always felt judged by my appearance. Viewed as white, viewed at Thai, I have learned to validate myself and value by beauty by accepting my ethnicity. My visual expression through art is part of my journey.