Splayed limbs cool and endure

Unframed AUD $1,350.00AUD $1,950.00 Framed

Splayed limbs cool and endure, 2023, Pencil, gouache and gesso and River sediment on 356gsm Arches watercolour paper, 96cm x 130cm
Please allow at least 2 weeks for professional framing in wood moulding in colour of your choice: black, white or natural oak are available.


I skim low to the river’s surface, and I came across a stand of precious, grand, old trees.  These trees are twisted and gnarled, shaped to the powerful surge of the river in flood. As I edge closer, manoeuvring around splayed, overhanging limbs, I feel their living presence.  I sit quietly, breathing their expelled air and enjoying the cool shade and habitat from their crown.

In the kayak, I am at the same level as the tree roots and thick branches, twisted and splayed.  When I make connections with these Trees, they reveal to me how, through their beauty and strength they endure and adapt to their riparian environment, a special place between where the River and Land meet.

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