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Melati Hewison - Portrait of Em
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Portrait of Em
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300 x 400 mm


Gouache on watercolour




Café Miro
Melbourne city


In 1996 whilst in my first job I befriended one of the girls in the office, Em. She had a funny job where she spent most of her day running around in her little VW bettle collecting everything from flowers to stockings for the bosses.

One day, one of the bosses was in a terrible mood and decided that the flowers in the office where all dead, so she collected the flowers from the building and put them upside down in Em’s bin. After Em had returned from her daily travels, the boss confronted Em and asked if she had noticed her bin with the ‘dead’ flowers.

Afterwards we had many laughs, as it was a crazy time working for crazy people. The flowers were not even dead! Yet in honor of Em and her funny times I painted this portrait.


Available, please contact artist for details.