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Photograph on paper

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Flower of Choice
' The wattle bears her gold in early spring
As luminescent beads on woody strings,
Spreading perfume ‘til the mild air brings
Sweetness deep to every living thing.

Diverting our attention from the gold,
The waratah with fiery head unfolds
Above alternate leaves each stem upholds –
Serrated in appearance, starkly cold.

Sturt’s Desert Pea, not to be outdone,
Arises after rain, as swaying thrones
From arid kingdom’s desiccated bones;
Adorned by colours scarlet, onyx stone.

Time passes, fair Callistemon abounds,
Attracting birds for nectar, adding sound
To buzzing of cicadas come from ground –
The stereo of summer full-surrounds!

Making choice of native flower supreme
Is infinitely harder than it seems,
And like those dearest friends my heart esteems;
I could not choose between red, gold, or cream! ' - Flower of Choice, David Watt

A photo-collage inspired by our local flora - featuring Australian native Wattle blossoms, Hakea flowers, Gum Nuts, Caesia Seed Pods and everything in-between. Images taken over many years, past and present, and brought together as a celebration of the colour, diversity and beauty of our unique land. A bold and beautiful labour of love serving as a reminder to appreciate the things we often take for granted.

*A top 20 finalist in the 2023 Bluethumb Art Prize.

This fine art photography still life is available as a 150 x 105 cm print in a lustre finish.
*If you require an unlisted size, please message Nadia for details. In most cases this can be done when kept within the image ratio.

Unframed and un-matted, you are purchasing the print only.
Limited edition, signed and numbered on the back.
Digitally printed on Canson Lustre Premium Giclée Paper in a professional photo lab ensuring brilliant image quality and colour.
Shipped in a sturdy postal tube.

*Add a beautiful framing option to your artworks with a couple of clicks, and the Bluethumb team will then coordinate prior to delivery. Our frames are custom made Tasmanian oak - in natural timber, white and black colours - hand made to order and hand delivered by our framing partners.

*If you're after alternative framing and matting or a different finish, please don't hesitate to contact Nadia to discuss options.

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