I came across this tightropewalker, dressed in a maid’s uniform and using a feather duster and small parasol for balance, in the backstreets of Venice. When she was summoning her courage by a tree to which she’d tied her rope, her face was a picture of concentration. But when she launched out on the tightrope, her passion for her circus skill was clear as she sailed effortlessly out into the crowd and back.
Mixed media on paper. Mounted.
Size of image: A2 – 59.4 x 42cm (23.38 x 16.5 inches).
Size of mount: 70 x 50 x 0.5cm (27.5 x 19.68 x 0.19 inches).
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