Simon Peter’s Picture
By Simon Peter’s Staff Reporter
One cold winter’s day, 13th December, Karen steps out of her car; just before her near death aqua glide. Nevertheless, she missions on to Chesterfield, Reissmann the woman on a very important political mission. Everyone has all been fascinated with her journey, and with her growing support. She carries on, clutching a picture drawn by a Simon Gately, a psychiatric patient, with bipolar disorder. Yet surprisingly a secret genius at proportion, composition and colour theory, although his technical skill needs a little work.
This picture was created with mixed media, graphite, various paints, Ink and pastels. Surprisingly he also used butter. This piece of Art represents the Karen Reissmann struggle. She is pictured as the woman joined at the hip with the Freedom Flag. The picture is not a traditional one, the viewer can see the under coat of paint and the pencil marks are not painted over.
But there are small drops of paint, chalk and charcoal in the top sections. The artist likes the unfinishedness of this picture paralleling the up-and-coming Karen Reissmann’s tribunal, delicately stating she hasn’t won her justice yet.