Description Inspired by Vermeer's: 'The Girl with a Pearl Earring'. The original drawing evolved from research of the 28th Maori Battalion. My focus expanded from the soldiers fighting overseas, to their brave wives 'holding the fort' back home. The doyley is reminiscent of the homely crafts undertaken by many women of the WW2 era.
Pet Clouth, Auckland Member Since August 2014 Artist Statement Petra is an Elam School of FIne Arts graduate. She works within both fields of photography and painting. She paints large scale, abstract paintings with a variety of New Zealand based themes, including references to the 28th Maori Battalion and New Zealand's WW2 heroes.