SISU - commission - Amica Whincop

SISU - commission

153 × 76 cm

Ink, Acrylic, Enamel, Aerosol on Canvas


SISU was created with reflection upon the feminine and our capability to be both wildly daring and sensitive. I visually communicate this incredible duality of strength and vulnerability through the contrast of strong fluid shapes which move between each other surrounded by a supportive void of negative space. The seemingly opposite or contrary forces complement each other they are interconnected and interdependent. Strength gives rise to vulnerability and vulnerability to strength. The Finnish word SISU conveys so beautifully this ability to be gutsy resolute - strong like a mountain whilst equally full of equanimity - calm and composed and with great presence of mind.