Better days

Tin roof rusted – acrylic on canvas, 505 x 760 mm, 2015
Tin Roof Rusted – acrylic on canvas, 505 x 760 mm, 2015. Available for purchase.

Better days, hot meals,
laughter and tears ― I wonder
who used to live here.

We discovered this wonderful old building in Christchurch a few years ago. The house has been around for a hundred years and has, no doubt, seen better days. It made me think about the family that grew up here and saw this house as their home — years ago, before the paint peeled and the roof rusted and the weeds took over — and that’s what inspired the haiku.

Connal Street, Woolston – original photograph, 2012
Connal Street, Woolston – original photograph, 2012
Tin roof rusted – roof detail
Tin roof rusted – roof detail
Tin roof rusted – door detail
Tin roof rusted – door detail
Tin roof rusted – roses detail
Tin roof rusted – roses detail

4 thoughts on “Better days

  1. I really like how you’ve enhanced that faded feeling with your acrylic technique here Anna .
    There’s something so appealing about these old dwellings .

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