Christchurch Dedication Wins Rome Art Prize
Kaikoura artist Ruth Stirnimann’s Earth Grid 4, which was dedicated to Christchurch after the earthquakes, has beat 1050 other artists to win international art competition La Tua Arte Nel Sociale launched by Rome gallery, Il Collezionista.
Stirnimann said the painting was a “humble contribution to console the pain that the 2010 and 2011 disasters caused”.
With patterns flowing from the four corners of the painting, Stirnimann said it represented “new ideas for the rebuild and mainly giving strength to people”.
She hoped to exhibit the painting elsewhere in Italy and Germany, if it was not sold before she had a chance to do so.
Stirnimann was born in Basel, Switzerland.
Original article by The Press, January 26, 2014.
Image from Ruth Stirnimann official website.