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Spirit of the Water Gum

AUD $1,375.00AUD $1,850.00

‘Spirit of the Water Gum’ 2021, pencil and gouache drawing on 300gsm Arches watercolour paper, 85cmh x 92.5cmw, and hand signed.
Please allow at least 2 weeks for professional framing in wood moulding in the colour of your choice: black, white or natural oak is available.

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Being in nature energizes my soul and when I combine drawing and nature, I get a supercharge! I regularly kayak the Clarence River, where I source most of my inspiration for my art. I saw this stand of delicate and yet immensely strong trees, that were twisted to the shape of the flooding Clarence River. The trees were Water Gums (Tristaniopsis laurina).
One Water Gum had roots that swelled and shaped, buddha-like in feel, embedded within the riverbank. I felt the essence of this tree, its masculine and feminine energy combine as a creative flow during its making.

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