I must apologize for the delay in posting, but due to my own fault, my computer failed and I had to find another one to post this one.
The exhibition ‘Artists in Paradise’, which took place at the Gold coast Council Chambers, displayed works of twelve artists of multicultural background; of which I was one. We represented a cross section of people from countries as different as Israel and Iran, and Europe and China, who made Australia their home.
Opening night, Friday the 7th of November, which brought many people together, turned out to be a lively cultural event where everyone felt at home.
Even though the subject was Australian landscape, the work displayed varied greatly from one another. It did, to a large extend, depict the artist’s background understanding, feeling and visual interpretation, not only as an individual, which all artistic work do, but also according to his/hers place of origin.
By 10.30 Monday morning, after the exhibition reopened at 9am (being close for the weekend) one of my six paintings displayed was missing. With this experience, I had, and still have, some mixed feeling. On the one hand, I lost a painting. On the other, someone might have loved it to such extend, that its disappearance should make me proud.
Be it as it may, the painting is still missing; AND as each painting I paint it a part of me; a part of my soul, it is upsetting.
Wanting it back, I contacted our local Newspaper, ‘The Gold Coast Bulletin'. Within a couple of days, the paper posted a story, with my photo and a photo of the missing painting, asking for its return.
I was overwhelmed by the swift action and by the wonderful attention I got from the Journalist Andrew and Glenn, the photographer, and thanking them I must.
I must also thank the Bulletin, and the lady that took my call, whose name I don’t know, for their help.