The light blonde hair of a light skinned mum who had to wear a light blonde wig for Christmas lights has been immortalised in a new Christmas light painting by an artist in Sydney.
The painting, entitled The Light of Christmas, depicts a light blue Christmas tree with a light golden beam that can be seen from across the room.
The woman who made the painting, who goes by the name of Mimi Kukui, told news.com.au she wanted the painting to remind her daughter of the great holiday tradition.
“She (her daughter) has been so fortunate that we’ve been able to live the Christmas spirit in this country,” Ms Kuku said.
“This painting is to remind my daughter that the lights are always there and they always will be.”
It’s really meant to be a message that it’s never too late for all of us.
The artist, who lives in Sydney’s west, painted the Christmas light display on Christmas Eve. “
I hope it’ll remind people to appreciate the Christmas tradition,” she said.
The artist, who lives in Sydney’s west, painted the Christmas light display on Christmas Eve.
She said she decided to paint it in light blonde because her daughter was born in light skin and she didn’t want her daughter to experience being different to others.
Ms Kukii said she had to paint the Christmas tree in light blue because she felt her daughter would be disappointed if it wasn’t blue.
“When we were planning it, I asked my daughter what colour she wanted it to be and she said it should be blue,” she explained.
“It’s not something I’m proud of and I’m sure it wouldn’t look good in my daughter’s eyes, but that’s the colour she chose.”
I wanted to do something special for her because it was a light Christmas for me and I felt it was important for her to have something to remind herself of.
“The painting will be on display at the Sydney Art Gallery from December 9.