Cool blues and greens offer a fresh, healing, nurturing vibration. A stand of gum trees being visited by a pair of curious cockatoos. You'll see three tawny frog mouths tucked in close to the trunk and a little family of plovers in the foreground, foraging in the grass together.
120cm x 90cm (47 x 35 inches) + borders
Printed locally in Noosa using archival ink
Available on canvas or 310 gsm 100% cotton rag paper
*free postage within Australia for your unframed print
One of my wisdom tree series of paintings. These came about in direct response to the grief of the Australian Bush fires, the grief of the people's lost homes, animals, wild life and devastation to the land herself.
Oftentimes after a fire the trees, with blackened skin are the only ones left standing, strong and resolute, alongside the undergrowth turned to ash.
The birds featured are all from my local neighbourhood. The cockatoo's loudly vocalise their presence, whereas the tawny frog mouth's hide in plain sight. They are so well camouflaged they look like tree bark and take some 'real looking' to see them. The Plovers are a joy to me and a bit of a worry.. seeing them raise their young within cm's of the road is hard to witness... so I'm celebrating two babies alive here.
This series truly became for me, art as a painted prayer.