Phillip Reeves

Domestic Bliss 2020

Jackson's Painting Prize 2021
80 x 110 cm

“Part of an on going series of works I have made about ‘Esther The Wonder Pig’. A family in the mid west United States, bought a tea cup pig. However, the pig grew and grew and the family realised they had been in fact sold a large farm yard pig.

Unable to pay for the pigs food, and not wanting to get rid of their beloved Esther, they turned her into an internet sensation, selling Esther Hat, Mugs, T Shirts, etc. They were so successful, they were able to move from the suburbs and set up an animal sanctuary on a farm, all through the online fame that Esther bought along.”