"In 1926, two young women set sail from the United States intent on an incredible adventure that lasted 5 years travelling the Pacific, painting and photographing as they went. The result, Caroline Mytingers stunning portraits of the people she met were celebrated across the US on her return however they have never been seen in Papua New Guinea before.
In a unique turn of events Seattle based photographer, Michele Westmorland came across her story and tracked down the original paintings in the Phoebe A Hurst Museum at the University of California. Caroline’s story inspired her to draw together a specialist team and in 2005 she returned to retrace Caroline’s footsteps around the country and document this extraordinary journey. Michele has a long history with, and a deep love of Papua New Guinea and gained permission to bring a single set of prints of Caroline’s PNG subjects to Port Moresby. Several years later, I had the opportunity to meet Michele and the Mytinger Project: One World, Two Visions was born.
Jeffry Feeger first saw Caroline’s work at Art Stret Gallery in 2011 and became keen to join the team. His personal passion for capturing the people and life around him found a deep challenge in creating the art conversation."
Amanda Adams - Art Stret
This preview of the final works will be on display at Art Stret in Port Moresby for the next two weeks. A must see!!