Original – Yellow and ochre wattle

$400.00

An original work by Christopher Strong

Oil on Canvas

30cm x 20cm x 1cm

 

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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 20cm x 1cm

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 near White’s Skink Habitat, Parkville/ Woiworung and Boonwurrung Country

I stopped walking because I noticed at the point where I stood I could, with a little imagination, trick myself into feeling like I was a long way from the city. All I could see was a dirt walking trail, native grasses and trees, and blue sky. The only thing not playing its part in the illusion was the whooshing and grunting of cars using the multi-lane highway about 800m away (at its widest point I had counted fourteen lanes). I found it strange but relieving there was a native reserve, a small pocket of nature, in the middle of the city on land I was sure had real estate developers salivating.

A wattle bush caught my attention because of the colours of many of its flowers. Wattle is usually known for its bright yellows, but this one had a lot of flowers that basked in the sun and become shades of dark ochre. The young and the older flowers paired together looked particularly beautiful.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 50 × 40 × 1 cm