Monique gives new mean­ing to por­traits

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Get­ting your por­trait done takes on a whole new mean­ing with artist Monique Hansen who trans­forms house­hold goods into peo­ple; a unique tal­ent that is on dis­play at Arte­fact Gallery Shop at Franklin: The Cen­tre.

Monique Hansen’s ap­proach is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, she asks sub­jects to do­nate items that al­low some in­sight into who they are as peo­ple.

But that is not all, Monique also in­ter­views them to shape a clear idea of their per­sona.

With the ma­te­ri­als she con­structs a com­po­si­tion that rep­re­sents them in some way, so that by looking at the work you can de­rive clues about the type of per­son they are.

Due to the un­usual way Monique works she is in con­stant need of new sub­jects to ‘‘pose’’ for her by giv­ing her items they have hoarded.

Monique would like to work up to a solo ex­hi­bi­tion at The New Zealand Steel Gallery but she does not have enough peo­ple to cre­ate work from.

She is seek­ing peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in this project with her. If you would like to be part of this art project please con­tact Suzette on 09 238 8899.

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