Original – Pink Gumnuts


An original work by Christopher Strong

Oil on canvas

40cm x 50cm x 1cm


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Oil on canvas with a matte varnish finish.

Unframed, ready to hang.

40cm x 50cm x 1cm

Sides of the canvas are painted with black acrylic for durability and easy dusting.

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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 near Merri Creek, Clifton Hill/ Woiworung and Boonwurrung Country

As I stood beneath the eucalypt tree I could faintly smell its leaves and hear a shrill bird searching for nectar above. The red and pink fluffy stamen of gumnuts surrounded my feet in a carpet on the ground, the way my hair lines the floor after a haircut.

It was possible strong winds had given the branches a good shake, but not all of the gumnuts had lost their flowers. Many still had their fuzzy stamen in place. One branch was hanging low enough for me to reach and I couldn’t help ruffle a blossom between my fingers and sniff the sweet pollen.


Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 40 × 40 × 3 cm