The Absence of Voice
Shannon NOVAK (New Zealander, b.1979): Artist
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This work acknowledges those in the Nelson LGBTQI+ community that are struggling whether through discrimination, denial of rights, bullying, and/or family rejection. It is an abstract portrait of an unknown individual who suffers in silence, and whom represents the wider group. It is a painting on board – the geometric forms representing the energy (e.g. character) of the individual that has been worn away by societal pressures.
acrylic and ink on board
Dimensions: 0 - Whole: 800 x 600mm
Collection of The Suter Te Aratoi o Whakatū: Gift of the artist in 2020
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