Lorikeet Shibari

Gouache on wood
90 x 
60cm
$1800

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Description

Pitok’s work explore the Australian identity, looking at our flora and fauna through still life compositions. Growing up, Rainbow Lorikeets would always visit Pitok’s childhood backyard, and were such a wild and colourful additional to the suburban setting. This work features shibari, a practice where works are bound and suspended using rope. The constraining ties represent the tensions of quaint suburban life, in contrast to the wild virulence of nature.