LIFE AMONGST THE LIVING – Inspired by Australian Aboriginal Dreaming Art and a Silvereye
Dream a dream
The flight into inspired living
This illustration was part of the dream time inspiration for Ian’s painting “It’s A Rich Life”.
You may imagine this piece of artwork would be a delightful addition to any New York or London home and office. The expat Australian or New Zealander who understands the nature of the Silvereye would find this work attractive. With its link to the story, “It’s a Rich Life”, the appeal is even stronger.
The Silvereye (Wax Eye, White Eye) feeds on insect prey and large amounts of fruit and nectar. This makes them occasional pests of commercial orchardists. It helps pollinate plants. Its Māori name, Tauhou, means “stranger” or more literally, “new arrival”. A migrating flock blew off course in the 1850s, which leads to beliefs about how it had an introduction to New Zealand.
Unless you are an orchardist, this little creature has an appeal in Australia and New Zealand.
As I observed their antics of seeking nectar in flowers, I saw the good and negative effects they had in the fruit industry. Despite the bad, I chose the appeal of color and flight to be a necessary element in “It’s A Rich Life”. As I explored the Aboriginal approach to storytelling in the paint, this image became a composition in itself.
ORIGINAL FOR SALE – Framed size 300mm x 260mm
Supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance/care information.
LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $1150 | 650 x short side – $925
Pencil enhanced Giclée Canvas reproductions supplied with Provenance, hand signed and numbered 1/25, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $125 | 420 x short side – $95
UV archival protection sprays seal all reproductions.
Acrylic paint and inks on acid-free watercolor paper, matted and framed on acid-free art board. Matt UV archival varnish is used to protect this illustration.
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