I Dream of Africa II (2009) is an original artwork
'After Lionel Smit, these paintings remind of my South African heritage; the melancholic expression is a longing for home. Stitched details reminds of stars, night sky and dreams.'
Mixed media on canvas: Acrylic paint, embroidery thread.
90 x 60 x 4 cm (unframed)
About the Artist
Stephanie Neville is a contemporary conceptual artist born in Pretoria, South Africa and has been a resident of the UAE since 1999. With an interest in textile arts, Stephanie employs traditional handmade techniques to express a feminine approach to conceptual art.
Stephanie’s work is an investigation into themes of diaspora, memory, absence. Her growing interest in sustainability is examined in terms of the environment and interpersonal relationships influenced by the transient lifestyle of the UAE.
Stephanie holds a Master of Visual Arts and has won various awards. Having exhibited internationally, her works appear in personal and public collections.