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Artist Name:
Amanda O'Bryan
About the artwork:

"Featherhead" is about nature's essence on the Hunter River in Lorn, where I live, as a place in constant flux. Amidst floods, tides, and droughts, Casuarina trees, willows, and reeds with floating feathered heads strive to anchor the ever-shifting banks. Weeds, grasses, and random blooms vie for sustenance, draping the river's bends. In watery mark making, the artwork speaks of eternal transformation, inviting viewers to reflect on the dualities of change, in the river's course and in life.

(Please note, some image proportions do not match the preview display. Click the image to see the full photograph.)

46 x 56 cm


Acrylic, graphite, watercolour ink, and colour pencil on raw canvas.

About the artist:

Living in Lorn, beside the Hunter River, and growing up along Port Stephens' coastal dunes, I returned to the Hunter Valley five years ago to re-join my family connections.

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