Size: 11.8" X 5.7" (30cm X 14.6cm) Horizontal Canvas Sheet
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe
CREATED FOR The Art Moves Festival to be used as a Billboard Art Display in Torun, Poland.
This painting has been made, so that printed copies can be used at The Art Moves Festival. The Art Moves Festival uses billboards in an innovative way by changing their function to use them not to present advertisements, but to rather showcase moving and thought-provoking art. A great emphasis is made to deepen people's thinking, and to raise their awareness of other different perspectives and views.
The festival encourages both artists and the audience to take a good look at themselves and the surrounding world and then ask themselves what is reality today in this rapidly changing economic, social and technological world.
The idea is to use contemporary “walls” that are characteristic for our modern urban landscape, by using both standard billboards, enormous mega-billboards, mobile billboards and electronic street screens.
This years theme is 'More or Less Freedom' and asks what exactly is freedom? Is it that freedom still is a word of great value in the world today. In history man has achieved great and wonderful, but also tragic things in the name of freedom. When we have it, we do not notice it and when we do, we take it for granted. So, what does that mean freedom is? Is freedom essential to life today? Does it have limits? Can other people limit our own freedom? Is freedom just an excuse that some use to justify ones own selfish behaviour?
The festival takes place from September through to October 2014 in Torun, Poland.
The original of this painting is still for sale
More information on the Art Moves Festival can be found at