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Aussie Shibari 2

Gouache on wood
120 x 
90cm
$2000

Gallery

Having lived in Japan for a number of years, ‘Aussie Shibari’, is an exploration into my Australian identity after returning home to Sydney. I had in mind growing up in the suburbs in the 90s, polite cups of tea at my Grandparents home with kitsch crockery. How beer seems to bring everyone together, and how Australia’s natural world is so incredibly unique. The red rope ties it all together, suspending, restricting and creating a precarious beauty. I also draw inspiration from Australian modernist painters, as well as the aesthetic of woodblock prints from Japan. The work is on two wooden panels, painted in gouache and sealed with a clear matte varnish.