Olive Thrush

Artist: Nellien Brewer
Artwork: Olive Thrush (2019)
Dimensions: Image: 35 x 25 cm
Framed/ Unframed: Unframed
Medium: Monotype
Edition: 1/1
Selling price: R 1500,00

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SKU: oag-NB-233592 Categories: ,

Artist: Nellien Brewer
Artwork: Olive Thrush (2019)

One day I found a little dead sparrow. Being able to study this exquisite little creature from up close, persuaded me that I simply had to try and immortalise it somehow. I kept finding little bird corpses. Like the sparrow, they were simply too beautiful to simply discard. This started a series of ‘dead bird works’ in different media. As I continued working in this theme, the birds became, for me, symbols of all the beautiful and precious things which have been lost in our country as a result of corruption, crime and poor leadership.

This is a decomposing Olive Thrush at the LCM hospital in Pretoria

Dimensions 35 × 25 cm
medium artworks

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