The Great Rift Valley

L. Haakon, Year 5

  • Painting
  • Acrylic pouring paint on canvas
  • 610(w) 610(h) 15(d) mm

When I was 7 years old, my sister Sofia invited me for a visit to Kenya, where she was working. She took me on a journey from Nairobi to Masai Mara. We travelled by a safari jeep and by a small airplane. I was fascinated by the vibrant colours of the land: deep red, ochre, emerald green against the brightest blue sky and white clouds. The enormity and breathtaking beauty of the Great Rift Valley is a lifelong memory. This picture is from my memory of the Valley. I have used acrylic pouring paints to prepare a mixture, with gold and silver for a shimmering effect.