Geoffrey Stapleton



When our daughter Sienna was four, our local playground was at Blair Park, Croyden, N.S.W. There were a number of large boulders placed in the park that we would climb. One day I lifted her up onto to the highest rock but we didn’t see the bee already there and it stung her on the leg. She’d never been stung before so I raced her the kilometre home in case she was allergic. Fortunately she wasn’t! The picture is actually a self portrait. The little guy is me thinking back to the good times when I was quite comfortable being a story book-like character come to life.

acrylic on canvas - 19.7" x 15.7" 50cm x 40cm