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Full Bush by EINAR

Full Bush by EINAR

full bush

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The exhibition has now finished. Please look below for the virtual gallery.

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Have you ever gone full bush?

Do you like to,
as the Japanese say,
go forest bathing?

Or do you only have time to dip a green thumb?

The truth is, even brief amounts of greenery and natural surroundings are beneficial for the spirit.

How many of us have relished our green spaces during recent times? Reconnected with our environment with an added intensity, as our worlds have shrunk to more immediate surrounds?

full bush is my ode to nature and my local green spaces; their escape from the madness of humanity. It’s a postcard; a series of mental escapes; an impression of nature’s calming abilities; its architectural magnificence.

The mixed media elements are my personal escape; a regression to the blissful ignorance of my childhood, echoing the practical crafts and skills of my family. Back to Dad’s latch-hook rugs and hand-built outdoor settings. Back to Mum’s embroideries and knitted Norwegian jumpers, along with her lemon meringue pies, and that time she got my entire school year to make lamingtons for a fundraiser. Whilst we’re under the threat of an invisible enemy, I have been drawn to the tangible; the “real”.

The cheeky title aims to broaden the appeal of our natural environment. It’s my attempt at creating a more Australian term for the Japanese concept of “forest bathing”, when being immersed in nature is said to benefit us in a myriad of physical and psychological ways. I think the largely unadulterated wildness and adventurous threat of the Australian bushland, however, deserves a wilder term, so what better than the thought of total submersion? Like leaping into a crashing wave at the beach, you go “full bush” in the Aussie bush.

I wish to acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of Surry Hills, the location where the full bush art exhibition is being held. As well as the Eora Nation, I would like to further acknowledge the Nations of the Tharawal, Wiradjuri, Gundungurra, Ngarigo, and Ngunawal, from whence I’ve drawn inspiration for this collection of work. I respect the Traditional Custodians’ deep, enduring connections to these lands, and honour their elders: past, present, and emerging.


#13
mixed media on canvas
41cm x 79cm (framed)
$1050

Pub
mixed media on canvas
41cm x 79cm (framed)
$1050

Spring Sentinel
mixed media on canvas
41cm x 79cm (framed)
$1050

TVT
recycled clothes and yarn on linen
44cm x 54cm (framed)
$920

Cascades Trail
recycled clothes and yarn on linen
44cm x 54cm (framed)
$920

KRKV
recycled clothes and yarn on linen
44cm x 54cm (framed)
$920

Bottlebrush
mixed media on canvas
44cm x54cm (framed)
$920

Wattle It Be?
mixed media on canvas
44cm x54cm (framed)
$920

Plumb
mixed media on canvas
44cm x54cm (framed)
$920

Twigs & Branches
acrylic and yarn on canvas
31cm x 31cm
$360

Black Forest
acrylic and yarn on canvas
31cm x 31cm
$360

A Delicate Rage
acrylic and yarn on distressed canvas
38cm x 76cm
$720

Flow
acrylic and yarn on canvas
46cm x 46cm canvas, 135cm total drop
$720

Froggle Rock
acrylic and yarn on canvas
46cm x 46cm
$720

Haig Hug
acrylic and yarn on canvas
76cm x 38cm x ~19cm (fluff)
$720

To The Planet
acrylic and yarn on canvas
64cm x 64cm (framed)
$920

Onto Pawfection
acrylic and yarn on canvas
84cm x 44cm (framed)
$920

13A
mixed media on canvas
10cm x 10cm
$120

13B
mixed media on canvas
10cm x 16cm (hang)
$120

CMYbush
acrylic and yarn on canvas
13cm x 13cm
$120

Deep Heat
yarn on charred canvas
13cm x 13cm
$120

Surface Heat
yarn on charred canvas
13cm x 13cm
$120

Reg Grundy Forest
undies on canvas
13cm x 13cm
$120

Earlwood from the balcony
mixed media on Canson
42cm x 29.7cm (artwork size)

SOLD

Homer Street Shan Shui
mixed media on Canson
29.7cm x 42cm (artwork size)

SOLD

Harry by the Cooks
mixed media on Canson
42cm x 29.7cm (artwork size)

SOLD

Harry by the Harbour
mixed media on Canson
29.7cm x 42cm (artwork size)

SOLD

Bondi Rd.
mixed media on Hahnemühle
63cm x 96cm

SOLD

Turrella Cottage
mixed media on card
29.7cm x 42cm (artwork size)

SOLD

GPO
mixed media on card
29.7cm x 42cm (artwork size)

SOLD

Stanmore with palm
mixed media on card
29.7cm x 42cm (artwork size)

SOLD

George from the MCA
mixed media on card
29.7cm x 42cm (artwork size)

SOLD

Scots from the train
mixed media on card
29.7cm x 42cm (artwork size)
$180


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