The Lady Penrhyn staring Patrick Porn and Rita Romance

Posted on July 21, 2014

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This painting is about coming to the realisation that there are two polar opposite expectations that can be placed on making love and relationship. Resulting in the search for the middle ground through exploring these two ends. The Lady Penrhyn which is printed on the suit case that is positioned over Rita’s head and torso was the first ship to bring European women to Australia and is a reference to the drawing together of different cultures in creating our Australian conditioning. The abstract coloured circles and the tiger snake Ouroboros symbolises timeless cyclicality, the sense of something constantly recreating itself. The half goat symbol is the biological current that represents our animal behaviour mechanisms. The bird is a call to gain a higher view.