You Will Know When You Get There

You Will Know When You Get There

Auction Expired

Siya Gandhi, 17
You Will Know When You Get There
Mixed media on canvas
92cm x 61cm
Merit Award

Auction Expired because there were no bids

SKU: AP414 - Need Help? Contact Us Leave Feedback


This artwork is named and inspired by a poem that sits deep in my heart: Allen Curnow’s You Will Know When You Get there. To me, this poem is a story, about someone unknowing of their identity, without any foresight of the future. The poem ends with this person entering the sea, uncertain, unfamiliar but very much alive. Depicting a tranquil scene, I tried to capture the lack of urgency to rush into the future, to forget about it’s anxieties, and to visualise it as a warm luminescence emerging from the sea. It taught me a valuable lesson, to live in the moment, because you will know, when you get there.