Gillian Rosselli

The Wool Gatherer

A Gathering, National Gallery of Zimbabwe 2023

About this artwork

The Wool-Gatherer - 2023, Acrylic Paint on Paper, 218 x 280 cm

Rosselli takes time to contemplate her artistic endeavors, often engaging in contemplation and daydreaming. This introspective process led to the emergence of The Wool-Gatherer.” The story revolves around a young girl who resides in her own realm, where her toys come to life. She possesses the unique ability to perceive these beings, and her world teems with vibrant stories and activity. Although physically isolated, her imagination constructs a realm filled with narratives, life, and space around her. In this painting, Rosselli explores scale and creates an immersive sense of space.