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Photograph on paper

Signed certificate of authenticity.

This piece was a finalist in the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2023

Part of the 'Luminaries, Women of the Goldfields' series
I think of Ellen every time the wattle blooms. She was 20 and on her way home from Maryborough with her fiancé when she stopped to pick wattle from the side of the road. It’s the last thing she’d ever see. Her fiancé shot her in the back of the head and then shot himself. He was deep in gambling debt and had planned to take his own life, and had written a suicide letter to Ellen. I can only guess as to why he changed his mind and killed her too. Not wanting her to have a life without him? What a disgusting human. Ellen is a 19th century victim of domestic violence, but she’s so much more. A young girl in a new land with her whole life ahead and a love of yellow flowers. I want people to remember her name.

Photographed on Dja Dja Wurrung land

Exhibition Print Size (L): 120x96cm
Edition of 6 +1AP
Unframed: $2400

Also Available in:

XL 150x120cm
Edition of 1 +1AP
Unframed: $4200

M 90x72cm
Edition of 12+1AP
Unframed: $1400

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Fine Art Photograph - archival printing methods on museum quality 310gsm coated paper.

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