I wanted to do something similar to Ron Meurck's little old ladies so I did these black ladies. I don't think I quite got the pose quite right.�In thinking through the colour range( and yes I have heard that black is not a colour) I thought back to all the italian mamas I had seen in my childhood. The little Italian mama in black was everywhere . I had also just seen the Ron Mueck Exhibition( some see my head as a follow on from that too) and I had seen the little old ladies there I adopted a similar pose but without any of Ron�s detail. So it�s a homage , a remembrance and a unique piece from my imagination.
It didnt sell so I cut it up and used the pieces for some other pieces