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Corroboree of Seasons
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Corroboree of Seasons

Microscopic - Corroboree of Seasons celebrates the separation of the seasons of Australia and is based on the scriptures: And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heaven, and there was evening and there was morning, the second day.“ (Gen 1:7-8) and “And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was so.” (Gen 1:14-15)

The big dots in the foreground show the sunlight that reflects off the water. The dots in the sky represent two things. Microscopically, they represent mist in early evenings and mornings.

Telescopic – The second thing that these dots represent is the overwhelming amount of bird life that flourishes in the Kakadu National Park. From an aerial point of view, (the area behind the spoonbills), this is what the flocks of birdlife look from the air. The birds in this painting are ready for breeding season. I see them as mediators between sky and water.

Kaleidoscopic – When I travelled to the Northern Territory, it was the royal spoonbill that first helped connec me to the land. I wanted to represent them using simple shape and colours to express this haunting image that remains with me to this day. It was on an orange afternoon I made a connection with them up at Kakadu National Park. In this painting I wanted the colours, textures, clouds of yellow and ripples of colour to convey that experience at Gunlom Falls at sunset, with mist of the falls adding to the beauty of Kakadu and the birds in the wet season.

Acrylic on canvas, 2.2m high x 1.3m wide

 

Some detail:

 

Seasons

Seasons

Seasons