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By Susan Skuse Featured

Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia, Australia

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Continuing and extending my series of work with multiple layers of stencils, in this work I am trying to create an image of an enchanted glade. I have made stencils of foliage and wildflowers, which have been layered with multiple layers of paint. I have used the technique of negative painting to suggest a delicate and complex pattern of tree branches. The butterflies are all Australian species. I have titled the work 'Diversity', suggesting that the diversity found in nature is a source of wonder and enjoyment, and that diversity in our society should also be respected and celebrated.


fantasy, forest, magic forest, Butterflies, contemporary landscape, magical realism, mixed media, metallic finish, colourful, whimsical