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Heavy is the Head

“Heavy is the Head” is a vibrant mixed media abstract painting by Kathryn Gruber.

Amidst the abstract forms and bold hues, the image symbolises the complexities and challenges faced by those in positions of authority. It serves as a visual reminder of the weighty responsibilities that come with leadership. The vivid colors and dynamic arrangement of shapes evoke a sense of depth and introspection, prompting contemplation on the intricate realities of power. “Heavy is the Head” offers a glimpse into the profound and often burdensome nature of authority.

Kathryn uses layering, washes, scratching and sanding in unconventional ways to maximise expression and movement. The combination of colours provides a visual vibration that is interesting, and adds to the overall drama.


  • Finished with a Gloss UV varnish
  • Ready to hang
  • Unframed
  • Size: 40.5cm x 40.5cm x 2cm (approx 16″ x 16″ x 1″)
  • Weight: 1kg (approx 2.2lbs)


If you would like to see how this painting would suit your decor, please contact me, and if you are local I can bring it to your home.

Alternatively, we can arrange an online viewing, where I overlay the painting on an image of your wall.

Free delivery within South Australia.

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