Maria’s Garden, Harvest Moon

Finalist,  Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing 2017

maria's garden, harvest moon - a4

It had been several months since I had first sketched in my neighbour Maria’s garden and I found it overtaken by the beans that now covered every frame and trellis. The space was more closed in, rooms of green with a central corridor, and it feels like those beans could take over the house, even the world. We had a harvest moon at this time, and again the garden was transformed by the intensity of the light of a super-moon, drained of colour but with a sharp clarity of detail and shadow.

Charcoal, pastel on Arches paper, 68 x 108cm

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