Original – Blood red in the kangaroo paw


An original work by Christopher Strong

Oil on Canvas

30cm x 40cm x 2cm


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Oil on canvas with a matte varnish finish.

Presented on stretched canvas and ready to hang. Sides of the canvas are painted solid black.

30cm x 40cm x 2cm

Shipping to Australia is included in the price.

This painting is currently on display as part of the Encounters with Nature in Victoria exhibition which concludes on May 5. The work will be sent after this date.


Encountered in my sister’s garden, Flemington/ Woiworung and Boonwurrung Country

My sister had planted kangaroo paws in her front garden a few months before and now they were blooming. It wasn’t a flower my sister and I encountered very often when we were growing up in NSW. She’d chosen them, along with the other plants in her garden, because they were native and robust.

I compared the furry flower with its solid structure to an actual marsupial limb. I held the flower and looked back into my memory to see if I had ever actually touched the paw of a real kangaroo. I was sure I’d lightly patted a kangaroo on the back, but why would I ever have touched a kangaroo’s paw? It wasn’t something I would naturally want to do. Or a kangaroo would want me to do.


Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 20 × 1 cm