Bird Bones

Bird Bones

size: 1430 x 400 mm
medium: acrylic, notation and notepaper on recycled board
date: 2010
price: sold

While wandering around Turnbull Bay on Dunedin’s Peninsula, I discovered 2 bones, one skull and one fine feather bone which seemed  to belong to the same bird – the Parekareka (spotted shag). I sketched the bones, mapped the area where I found them and upon returning to studio came up with this painting. The materials are from an old cupboard door which I pulled apart and rearranged to create my canvas.


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