Artwork Description

Acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

Overall winner 2023 Bluethumb prize
Winner abstract category 2023 Bluethumb prize

"Serpent's Coil" is set against a backdrop of deep black. Sinuous lines emerge, gracefully swirling and coiling like the majestic movements of a serpent. The intertwining lines take on a dual palette of pale pink and earthy browns, evoking a sense of organic vitality within the composition.

The coiling lines gracefully dance and intertwine, exuding a sense of elegance and femininity. They create a visual rhythm, curving and looping in harmonious synchrony, inviting the viewer to explore the intricate pathways they trace. Some lines are delicate, others are bold. All seem to hold secrets, whispering tales of this works hidden depths and subtle emotions.

Contrasting against the softness of the pinks, the brown lines exude a grounded and earthy energy. They add depth and weight to the composition, anchoring the swirling motion of the serpent's coil. These rich brown lines, reminiscent of earth and tree bark, evoke a primal connection to nature and invite reflection of the cyclical patterns of life.

As the viewer delves deeper into the artwork, the interplay between the black background and the vibrant lines becomes apparent. The darkness serves as a backdrop, enhancing the luminosity and dynamism of the swirling forms. It creates a sense of mystery and depth, as if peering into the vast unknown.

It invites viewers to embrace the beauty and complexity of the natural world while immersing themselves in the captivating embrace of swirling, coiling lines.

""Serpent's Coil" is a visual journey, an exploration of movement, balance, and symbolism. This symbolism intertwines the mystique of serpents with the beauty of abstract expression. It beckons observers to explore the duality of darkness and light. This piece serves as a portal to another realm, where ancient symbolism merges with the artist's brushstrokes.

This work will be on display at the Bluethumb Gallery in Richmond, Melbourne for the 2023 Bluethumb Art Prize Finalists Exhibition from October 11th to November 27th. Delivery of this work will take place following the 2023 Bluethumb Art Prize Awards Night on October 26th.

This piece is a finalist in the Bluethumb 2023 art prize.

Acrylic on canvas, 182cm x 152cm x 3.5cm

This piece can be oriented as either landscape or portrait

2023, Signed on the back and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Comes stretched and ready to hang , external frame not included.

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Acrylic on canvas

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

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