A Peaceful Piece

Taking a few steps forwards leads you to this stencilled piece on the left. What comes to mind when you think of hummingbirds? Song, summer, sweet nectar. Nature. These connotations and the fact that the hummingbird chooses to perch on the young woman's hand gives the image a harmonious and peaceful quality, with the soft yellow between the woman and bird giving the impression of a gentle, warm light that emphasises how unique and delicate the connection between the two is. The grey-scale colour scheme contributes to the perceived stillness in the scene, with not even Sunfigo's vicious and jagged gorilla figure able to disrupt the atmosphere created. It is as if you are witnessing something special and intricate; this feeling of involvement is the artist's gift to you – a moment of serenity.

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