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Oil on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

Signed on the front.

This artwork comes with an external frame

Every Australian is familiar with the melodious chortling of the magpies "dawn chorus". 

According to Aboriginal Noongar lore the sky was once so close to the ground that trees could not grow, people had to crawl and the birds were forced to walk everywhere. The clever magpies however took long sticks in their beaks and pushed up the sky so that the sun could been seen, and in doing so created the first sunrise. 

The Magpies dawn chorus reminds us of their important role in our creation.

My  interpretation of the Australian Magpie reflects the sunrise within his eye, showing his assertive and confident nature that boasts of his achievement in the creation of the first dawn.

Thank you to wildlife photographer Muneer Al Shanti for graciously providing the reference photo for this birdlife painting.

Swoop was used as the basis of the logo for my Exhibition - "A Bird's Perspective".

He is sold framed and ready to hang. Framed dimensions are 65cm x 95cm.

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Oil on stretched canvas - Framed and ready to hang

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Stretched and ready to hang

This artwork is currently stretched and ready to hang.

It comes with an external frame.

Framed dimensions - 65.0(W) x 95.0(H).

Artwork dimensions - 61.0(W) x 91.0(H).

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