"This is a celebration of the bounties of nature, bursting with joyousness. I fell in love with tropical lily ponds on a trip to northern Queensland in the 1970's. I'm in this delicious pond, with the waterlilies and frogs and fluctuations of movement, the tropical light draining down on the lush yellows, blues and greens, and I'm in heaven. I want the paint to sing on the canvas. I become whatever I am painting, the frog, the waterlilies, all the swirling organisms in the pond. Once I get the rhythm going, the painting propels itself along. Its exhilarating feeling this intimacy with the natural world. My mad love affair with frogs began with a tree frog I saw on that trip. I loved the crazy articulation of their limbs, the surprising way they suddenly leap, the humour in their big eyes and physical agility. I love the contradiction of this animated frog coming out of the still lily pond. Nature is my muse, a constant source of enlightenment and magic".
This collectable limited edition print is created with the finest museum quality archival materials and is hand signed by the artist. John Olsen is valued as much for his singular vision for life as he is his art. His advice for living? "Stay your centre. Your life changes, but you don’t. Never lose your core. You must care for your individuality; don’t get swamped by others opinions, pressures, or unhappy people around you". 'Morning at the Lily Pond' reminds us anew to stay our centre and take joy in the daily renewal of life.
John OLSEN (1928 - )
'Morning at the Lily Pond' 2015
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 300
Image Size: 73 x 68 cm
Dimensions: 85 x 79 cm
Signed: Signed John Olsen and editioned in margin
Availability: in stock © John Olsen / Copyright Agency 2018
Condition:As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
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