Have you seen the movie Penguin Bloom, or read the book?
Artist Ann Cape was fascinated by the story of the adopted magpie, Penguin, that helped Sam recover from a serious accident. Penguin takes centre stage on Sam’s lap as her husband Cameron leans in towards her. Different shades of blue are painted in expressive brush strokes. They contrast with the white of Sam’s shirt, which helps Penguin stand out. Both Sam and Cameron stare out at us from the canvas as their mouths appear to curl into a friendly smile.
Move around the room. Do their eyes follow you?