Prudence Flint is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her series of paintings titled Cut on the Cross detail her love of sewing and DIY projects. In a short curatorial essay about her work, Prudence states, “It’s like my sewing and knitting are very easy parts of my life – they supply a relief to other parts of my life that seem so complex and tricky and political.” I relate to this attitude. After a long day, I find embroidery a very relaxing thing to do. It takes some skill, but isn’t overly complicated and allows me time to think and focus.
The above painting is what first attracted me to Prudence’s work. The figures are elongated, elegant, yet somewhat cartoonish because of that. Her style of painting and rendering gives visual weight to the painting, and this is very satisfying.
All images via the Bett Gallery.