city under water

$2,500

Billy Shannon

Acrylic on hand crafted board
80cm diameter
2021

Description

I’ve walked across the Story Bridge many times. When I was a Postie, working from the Coorparoo Mail Delivery Centre, I’d walk from my home in New Farm almost daily. It was always my habit to check the time on the City Hall clock as I pasted the single point where it is still visible on the bridge. Once the tallest building in Brisbane, now it seems to be drowning in it’s tall, modern neighbours.

Recently I have been exploring the ‘tondo’ format. I started doing this because I had some left over MDF board, so I bought a router and started making circles. They have an intrinsic compositional beauty which I am loving at present.

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