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Winner: Trustees' Watercolour Prize 2015

Max Miller

Title
'The world of dew is only the world of dew and yet...oh...and yet...' Kobayashi Issa (1763–1828)
Medium
brush watercolour painting and black Chinese ink
Dimensions
66 x 140 cm
Further information

I was searching around Fogg Dam, near Darwin, and recorded unusual plants to put into a study. This same natural beauty surprises us here in the Southern Highlands. Many of the subjects are from Kangaloon and surrounds: winter lichen, seeds, native plants, Aboriginal stones, local birdlife, moths and butterflies. The painting took six months to complete but I enjoy the spirit and detail of these old rainforest areas as a place to work in, with all the abstract forms they possess.

- Max Miller, 2015