In Reverence of Mistress Vianne’s Step.
The portrait shows Mistress Vianne, based in Melbourne, Australia and touring.
The commissioner, Benjamin writes:
“With our five year anniversary approaching, I commissioned this portrait with the intention of immortalising my servitude to my Owner, Mistress Vianne.
The subject matter was inspired by a Sardax image from a number of years ago, which Mistress Vianne and I have recreated in our play: In reverence, the slave casts himself into the mud for Mistress Vianne’s passage. I yearned to throw myself at her feet in the muddy gutter, so that her shoes might remain unsoiled as she crossed the street.
I gifted the image to her as a surprise at the end of our Christmas celebrations, just prior for her departure to London. She was indeed surprised and overjoyed.
I would like to thank Sardax again for his professionalism and skill in the production of a work of art that my Mistress will cherish always.”