Siren of the Harbour
About the artwork:
As the sea gave birth to all life on this planet, the magnificent oceans are clearly feminine in nature. Hence, it makes sense that ancient mariners developed legends of sirens calling ships to their ruin on the rocks. When the Pasha Bulker washed up on Nobby's Beach I found myself thinking of the many other ships that have met their end near the harbour entrance and imagined the Hunter River as an elegant siren beckoning ships to enter her waters.
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122 x 92
Acrylic on canvas
About the artist:
I have lived in the Hunter, in Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Maitland, since 1994. I currently live in Mirrabooka on the Morisset Penisula of Lake Macquarie.