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A Young Australian

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A Young Australian

from 325.00

Selected to hang in the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in New Jersey in September 2009. Awarded the Kevin A Taylor Award for Best Painting in show at the Australian Art Excellence Awards Exhibition 2008 held at AGRA Gallery Camberwell, Melbourne November, 2008. Won the “Peoples Choice Award” in July 2008 at the Queensland Wildlife Artist Society’s “Ocean to the Outback” Exhibition held at Broad-beach near Brisbane.

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“A Young Australian” Unframed Limited Edition Giclee Prints 300 signed & numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity
510 x 500 mm

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Selected to hang in the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in New Jersey in September 2009. Awarded the Kevin A Taylor Award for Best Painting in show at the Australian Art Excellence Awards Exhibition 2008 held at AGRA Gallery Camberwell, Melbourne November, 2008. Won the “Peoples Choice Award” in July 2008 at the Queensland Wildlife Artist Society’s “Ocean to the Outback” Exhibition held at Broad-beach near Brisbane.

Original is still available

“A Young Australian” Unframed Limited Edition Giclee Prints 300 signed & numbered by Chris with a Certificate of Authenticity
510 x 500 mm

Graphite Pencil

In this montage drawing, a red kangaroo joey gazes out with innocence from the comfort and safety of his mother’s pouch.  The superimposed adult paw prints behind him symbolise and point to his destiny while his eye reflects freedom and independence on the salt bush plains.
Born in an embryonic form, the 1-2cm long hairless joey must survive a perilous journey climbing up through the mother’s fur from cloacae to pouch where it firmly attaches its mouth to one of four nipples. When I first worked on the land in the sixties, the old kangaroo shooters and stockmen were emphatic in their belief that the joey was ‘born on the teat.’ This was due to its tiny embryonic appearance and its strong, permanent fixture to the end of a long nipple in the pouch. Around this time some European researchers filmed the remarkable birth of a captive kangaroo for the first time, but I could never convince the old timers!
Unlike Africa, we know so little about our own native animals.