Lorraine Gill Galleries - The Australian Series
Eagles Fly With Eagles
Once at Toddyís Cabins I was sitting doing a drawing when close overhead, in a flash of colour, a rainbow bird fluttered by at incredible speed and disappeared. The entire painting is to capture, for eternity, that kinetic. As I looked up, the light shone through the birdís wings which were a diaphanous pink. The movement was kinetic against the blue of the sky. In the painting the units of colour recreate this flickering sensation. The ribs, which anchor the birdís wing to the corners of the painting, create a beat over time. The clarity of it all reminded me of the clarity of an eagle, and again of Blake's saying: "When thou see'est an eagle Thou see'est a portion of Genius Lift up thine head!" It also reminded me of something a friend had said: "Eagles fly with eagles." I incorporated these ideas in the painting, with one bird lying nestled within another.