Friday, 17 April 2020

'Hidden Enemy'
As the world wages the Covid 19 war many of us can only sit at home which does not feel as if we are contributing, even though it is the best thing we can do.  I have been designing this painting in my mind for the past few weeks and as my concepts became more concrete I was able to express my thoughts in my painting.

There are three subtle Chinese dragons covertly surrounding the green and gold vase.  The vase is beautiful, full of life and light and represents this extraordinary country I call home (Australia). It seems the dragons are closing in as a Chinese flag enters from the right.  There is a bull which gives a nod to Europe in this pandemic.  Even the fruits of our labour are under threat as the dragons approach.  A heavy subject but beauty reigns.

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