Artworks are first available for purchase by sponsors and dignitaries before being available in person at the Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artworks can also be purchased online following the event.
"This artwork is part of a series that was birthed out of a painful season where I lost my vibrant older brother at age 57. He left behind a wife and two children.
When I began to process this defining event, I wanted to express fragility, letting go and other emotions surrounding this season.
In this artwork, the model is quietly contemplating an egg, which can be strong (try crushing it between your fingers at each end) yet also easily broken. To me, my brother was strong, wise and full of life, yet he was also fragile."
Rebecca Jones describes mental health as a journey - for a season, you can be walking along a bright road, then something hits you and you are left wondering what it all means. Other times, you feel like you are on a crazy rickety train ride that you can't get off.
Rebecca is grateful for her faith, which she says has always helped anchor her. At times she believes all people, even people of faith, need to be real and admit that they struggle with a roller coaster of emotions - it's all part of the human experience.Visit Rebecca’s website.