Lorraine Gill Galleries - The Australian Series

Toddys Tree

I was fortunate enough to be taken in by a real Outback couple who ran Toddy’s Cabins, which were literally that. The couple became my surrogate parents. Outside my cabin was an enormous white gum tree. One morning when I woke up I saw light shimmering on it. The white of the gum tree sparkled against the vivid blue. The leaves were making kinetic movements with the slight wind. I remembered previously someone had said to me: “That tree looks as though it is playing jazz!” All of the units of colours resemble the movements made by the leaves. The red line at the bottom of the painting is symbolic of the desert while acting as a perceptual device providing foreground.
 

Toddys Tree