The heirloom

View Fullscreen


by cristina celestini

colour pencils on paper

h: 75 w: 55 d: 1 (cms).

This drawing is part of a series about old and discarded clothes that my adult children have left behind which I often draw to feel closer to them after months of not being able to meet. This cardigan, left in the wardrobe for years, was taken out because its colours were “calling” me, and I decided to hang it in the fresh air to look at it anew. Instead of a symbol of longing this drawing has become a sign of hope and new things to come, of new outings, meetings and joy. I used coloured pencils to experiment with line, marks and the layering of colour to achieve unexpected effects and for the sheer riotous joy of pigments.


Please Note: If you are overseas and interested in a purchase, please note that there will be additional costs for postage and packaging added to this price. Feel free to enquire about this using the button below.

Enquire about this artwork