Artwork Description

Passing impressions during a drive through the rural countryside of the Southern Highlands NSW.
The glyphs of nature and the remnants of her subjugation combine in this frieze – the numina are both natural and man-caused.The colour green is the colour of grace and acceptance – it is the soothing matrix from which all things are born. The life force of nature is expressed in crystalline emerald green. An ocean contained in a dewdrop. The road and the river describe opposite curves, the cascade and the fallen butterfly are the end-signals of this trend. At the left the Koel calls. I love the haunted urgency of the Koel’s cry, connected somehow to stormclouds and rain. There is the hint of a metaphor of annexation as the male with the demon eye peeps out of the berry bush ready to fly home (the Koel is a migratory cuckoo from Borneo that lays its eggs in the Wattle Birds nest). Lime and emerald green suit well the allegorical ellipsis – perilous abundance, the story of water.


Keywords: pale green, emerald green, stormbird, river, precious water, tillian, tillianartist, frieze, allegory, landscape

Call Of The Koel (The Preciousness Of Water)

$4,510
Original painting by Tillian Clegg
Materials
Flow Acrylic on cradled panels. Gloss varnished with UV protection. Edges sealed with black lacquer. Ready to hang.
Size
W:560cm x H:92cm x D:2cm
Frieze of six panels constructed using high quality cradled panels, heavy body acrylic and flow acrylic paints, collage and found objects. Protected with UVLS varnish.
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      Passing impressions during a drive through the rural countryside of the Southern Highlands NSW.
      The glyphs of nature and the remnants of her subjugation combine in this frieze – the numina are both natural and man-caused.The colour green is the colour of grace and acceptance – it is the soothing matrix from which all things are born. The life force of nature is expressed in crystalline emerald green. An ocean contained in a dewdrop. The road and the river describe opposite curves, the cascade and the fallen butterfly are the end-signals of this trend. At the left the Koel calls. I love the haunted urgency of the Koel’s cry, connected somehow to stormclouds and rain. There is the hint of a metaphor of annexation as the male with the demon eye peeps out of the berry bush ready to fly home (the Koel is a migratory cuckoo from Borneo that lays its eggs in the Wattle Birds nest). Lime and emerald green suit well the allegorical ellipsis – perilous abundance, the story of water.


      Keywords: pale green, emerald green, stormbird, river, precious water, tillian, tillianartist, frieze, allegory, landscape

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