61 x 50.5 cm, Oil on Linen, 2013
"I love the rain tonight, I want the feeling of it on my face"
Said to be the last words Mansfield spoke as she made her way back to her quarters at
Georges Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man, Fontainebleau, (9/1/1923).
Tuberculosis brought about her untimely death at age 34 and closed the chapter but
opened the book of a woman who struggled relentlessly against the social parameters of the day. Her journals, letters and short stories charter that indelible struggle and we are the richer for it.