Soft and Sophia, 2015 by

image of Soft and Sophia 2015 by

Artist's statement

One slow Sunday morning of the summer holidays, my daughter, Sophia, climbed into bed for a cuddle. Soft, one of our cats, followed her in.  It wasn't long before they were both asleep. This photograph is the antithesis of the images of war I see every day.  The image personifies a basic human right denied so many children in Australia and the world – the right to feel safe.