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Acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This painting is a local Australian Suburb near a seaside resort called The Mornington Peninsula.
When I took this photograph there was a large cackle of Cockatoos having a very Lou day discussion.
I love Australian birds so much. Today I saw a black cockatoo flying over our property whilst we were all having a coffee outside in our front garden.

I intend to explore an autoethnography of my relationship with the spaces I have lived in, past and present. The suburban landscape of Australia is shifting and so is our national identity. Spaces like the iconic Australian backyard are changing and so with it the nostalgia that surrounds those spaces.
The artist Thomas Kinkade appeals to an all-pervasive impulse called the “nesting’ instinct.

This explains why artists, such as; Howard Arkley, Jeffry Smart, Robert Dickerson, Charles Blackman, Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney did not have to travel to find artistic inspiration. Their work recorded their past and present, but more importantly, now connects through nostalgia to the future.
By connecting the past to the future and focusing on the iconic Australian backyard and the suburbs surrounding them, I anticipate conveying the ‘nesting instinct’ that reflects my personal relationship with Suburbia, nostalgia, space and identity.

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