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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

Call Of The Koel (The Preciousness Of Water)

 
Original acrylic 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:122cm x D:2cm
Frieze of six panels. Total width 5.6m. Each panel 122cm high x 92cm wide x 2cm deep. High quality cradled wood panels, edges black lacquered, panels protected with 2 coats Golden UVLS varnish. Fitted with mounting rings. Ready to hang.
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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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