The painting 8A (Turning Point) is marinated in something sinister. Now, interpretations of art are many and varied. One person who connected particularly well with this piece drew on personal experience. She felt that she had a challenging and toxic childhood, and now she identified with girl wearing the gas mask, because she would be the surviver at the introduction of gas.

I find that take as valid and legitimate as my own, though my intentions were different whilst painting.

On a positive note, this painting looks back at a dangerous time in history that was a turning point where evil could have won, and the good would have been defeated. Some tribes were then convinced they were superior, and the other tribes were inferior to them.

In this figurative work of three women a WW2 gas mask features prominently as a prop to support that particular narrative the simplest way possible. The painting has patinated wall in the background that is dark and rustic.

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Title/Titel/Titel/Títolo #8A, Acrylic on canvas/ Akryl auf Leinwand/Akryl på lærred/Acrílica sobre tela 140x100cm, Year/Jahr/År/Ano 2016, anders dyhr

The painting was acquired by a collector from the auction house Lauritz in August 2019, however it is available as a signed and numbered limited edition print.

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