Vignette - all the colours are low in pitch, 2020
Watercolour & graphite, 21 cm x 6.5 cm, framed in raw timber box frame with soft gold face 43.5 cm x 34.5 cm.
This leaf came from my garden. Long having lost its colour it had moved into a new realm, with its form now very sculptural and its colour much more subtle than when it was living. It has an elegance and serenity in its new skin, not needing to be dramatic or showy any more. It can assume a low pitch, and reflect colours from the sun, the moon and its environment without having to own any of them.
The title for this work comes from the poem "The Colours of Light" by well known Australian poet, Dorothea Mackellar.