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Acrylic on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.

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Often when we see a black bird we perceive its colour as black. But when the artist takes it as a painting subject, to realise that there is so much more to that black. As funny as it may sound but one ends up using all the shades of blue, turquoise, magenta, purples you have got to actually try to make the bird look BLACK. The black feathers reflect all of the colours of a rainbow.

This piece demonstrates a male red tailed black cockatoo in an action of preening where they make their feathers waterproof and showcases the quiet and peaceful gesture.

The black cockatoo represents the power of spirit come into your life. It could be a strengthening of your own spirit and soul, or a celebration of any spirits or gods that you happen to believe in. Black cockatoo energy tends to be celebratory and can bring about empowerment, happiness and contentment.

Echoing the beautiful words of Frank Lloyd Wright, I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
This piece is unique in the truest sense for an Australian contemporary art collector with the usage of the best material possible.

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The best quality cotton canvas available in Australia has been used which is Wright and co. polycotton 12 Oz. gallery canvas with deep edge. The highest quality acrylic paints available in Australia and internationally are used which are Golden Acrylic paints. The artwork is framed professionally with black timber deep float frame.

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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 - 105.0(W) x 105.0(H).
Artwork dimensions - 101.0(W) x 101.0(H).


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Several hundred to several thousand flamingos are all involved simultaneously with ritualized postures and movements to synchronize breeding.

Sometimes only one display is performed, but more often, a predictable sequence of displays are carried out. Not all flamingo species perform all of the described displays, and some perform the displays slightly different than described. Flamingo displays include the following:

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"Twist-preen" entails the bird twisting its neck back and appearing to preen quickly, with its bill behind a partly open wing.
"Wing-leg stretch" involves the leg and wing on the same side stretched out and to the rear.
"Marching" is performed by a large group of flamingos that cluster together, stand erect, and then move in quick, synchronized steps in first one direction and then another.
Individual Behavior

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