Robyn Hays’ portrait of her mother, Diane is one of 18 artists’ photographs in Let me Count the Ways at Art on the Quay in Kaiapoi. Curated by artist Christine Watton, she asked for subject of significant to each artist’s work, exploring the relationship between artist and sitter.
Hays’ commented on her mother: “I know how hard it was for you when you lost your home in the Christchurch earthquakes. The home in which you raised your family, the street on which you lived for 40 years. The neighbours you partied with, celebrated with, grieved with. You forged a new life in Rural North Canterbury. Not an easy thing to do - to start again in your 70s. But you did it - In your own unique way.”
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