Western Cove, the Glossy Black Cockatoos

Works On Paper
Finalist

Etching, 85x32cm

In my life I carry the words of Judith Wright's poem The Black Cockatoos, 'Each kind of weather or light has its own creatures.' I have drawn small coastal plants on the cockies' wings as memories of this weather, light and place. The little chine colle paintings show the oystercatchers, ducks and swans, theirs an ongoing presence.

by Janet Ayliffe