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Portrait of George. This portraits has a couple of meanings. First of all it shows a child who has been involved in something greater than himself - a Nativity Play. For weeks he has been rehearsing this one line "You have to go to Bethlehem to be counted" and telling anyone he met that he'd been chosen to play Soldier no. 4. When the time came he nailed it. He delivered his line loud and clear. I was proud.
But later that day I realised that what I am proud of today is the fear that tomorrow holds. George never even relised how insignificant the "no. 4" made his character. The soldier he played didn't even deserve a name. And I realised that I never want him to become a soldier that would only become a number and it made me think how great of a responsibility rests on my shoulders.
Still this painting represents hope. It depicts a boy full of dreams and happiness. I hope he will always embrace all the tasks put in front of him with the same enthusiasm and energy.

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Daler Rowney oil paints on a 6mm mdf board

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Soldier No. 4 (2016)


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This artwork is sold by Katarzyna Oleska from United Kingdom

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Kate Oleska

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