Anitra Hamilton

Ming, 2007



Ming, 2007
porcelain paint on china
12 + 3 artist proofs
27cm diameter

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Ming is a series of white, made-in-China plates. The artist hired a Chinese art student to hand paint the word Ming on to the surface of the plates using traditional blue porcelain paint. The project refers to colonization. Delft Blue - the classic blue and white Dutch porcelain - would not exist had the Dutch Colonists not left Europe to plunder the far East. The artist’s family were Dutch Colonists.