Matilda Little

Central Saint Martins

The narrative conception of this painting began with the idea of a girl who wished to become a masterpiece and, in doing so, wished to be turned to stone. My connective thought pattern, then led to thinking about the girl being stoned/the stoning of a girl, which then filtered through into the real story of an Afghan girl who was fatally stoned in 2015 for attempting to run away from her husband. I use forms of literary nonsense to highlight the lack of social equality that exists in our world. We can identify systems of hierarchy with every human, animal, object identity, and perhaps most pronouncedly, of man and woman.

The Stone of Rokhsana

Oil on Canvas
130 x 100cm
Price: £600



London, Thumbnail Only


August 5, 2018 3:11 pm


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