Growing up, these two identical paintings hung in the corridor outside my bedroom. And it never once occurred to me that they were of gun toting orphans. I just loved them. And oh the Ryan-Gosling’s-biceps sized crush that I had on the artist friend of my parents who had painted them. He was a red head (kids, that’s what we used to call gingers), and wore veldskoens long before they were a thing.
A few months ago Joel and I asked my parents if we could hang onto the paintings for a while, and oh happy day they said yes. They are called ‘The Shadow : A shock of guns’ and the artist is Walter Hayn.
Thanks Joelie Joel for taking these photos.
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