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The Cleaning Lady Print framed

The Cleaning Lady Print framed

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This mixed media artwork is a reconstruction of an antique postcard that was discovered in one of Paris's secret passages. (see embedded vlog). The piece brings to life a 19th century image of a cleaning lady in colonial India, infused with vibrant mixed media colors.

This piece connects several disparate people - the cleaning lady, the photographer, people who sent and received the postcard in Paris, me (the artist) and finally you the viewer. 

It is fascinating to consider that the subject of the picture could never have imagined her image being viewed and reimagined more than a century and a half later. A simple mundane day in her life and a perfect photograph inspired me to create a piece on this subject. It speaks to the power of moment when this picture was captured, which has travelled more then 150 years.

The cleaning lady appears to be working in the home of a wealthy family, with a pile of vases in front of her to clean. Her gaze is directed towards an unknown object or person, adding to the intriguing nature of the painting. What is she must be thinking? I can't think enough what must be occupying her mind in that moment that she is completely oblivious of the photographer.

I have taken liberty to reconstruct this piece using my own unique style and techniques, influenced by own artistic expression. 

This blog and attached vlog will tell you more about how and where I found the postcard in Paris.

Make a statement in any room with this framed poster, printed on thick matte paper. The matte black frame that's made from wood from renewable forests adds an extra touch of class.

• Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Lightweight
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
• Blank product components in the US sourced from Japan and the US
• Blank product components in the EU sourced from Japan and Latvia

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

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